MOUNT VERNON — Knox County and surrounding communities have stepped up to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Below are organizations and businesses helping with donations.

Howe Family Dentistry

Brian Howe Family Dentistry is collecting cleaning supplies for “Cleaning Buckets” at 812 Coshocton Avenue for Hurricane Harvey relief. Howe Dentistry is cooperating with United Methodist Committee on Relief ( and the Gay Street United Methodist Church in the project. Items that can be donated include clean 5-gallon buckets with resealable lids, and the following items must be new: Liquid laundry detergent (25 or 50 ounce bottles); liquid household cleaner (12-16 ounce); dish soap (16-28 ounce); clothespins (50 count); clothesline (50 or 100 feet); sponges; heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gallons); cleaning wipes; insect repellant spray (6-14 ounce); kitchen dishwashing gloves; work gloves (cotton or leather); scouring pads (without soap built in); scrub brushes (plastic or wood handle); and dust masks.

The Hive

The Hive, located at 205 S. Mulberry St. will be collecting donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day until the need it met. Items that can be donated include bottles of water, air mattresses, cots, flashlights, batteries, socks, shoes, undergarments (kids and adults), clothes (newborn-adults), diapers, wipes, bottles, hand sanitizer, personal hygiene products, towels, washcloths, dishes, bedding, non-perishable foods, and cash donations. For more information, call 740-501-5103 or 740-390-4328.

News note: Other groups collecting for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts are asked to email information to or call 740-397-5333.



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