Daughter's question sparks local relief effort

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:53

    Warwick - While watching news coverage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Janet Ladka's five-year-old daughter, Brooke, asked: "Mommy, can we send some things down there to help the people?" Ladka answered yes. From her child's suggestion, Ladka and her husband are organizing "disaster relief kits" to be sent to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The kits include the following items, • A new wash cloth • A new hand towel • A new bar of soap • A new comb • A new elastic for hair • A new fingernail clipper • A new pack of dental floss • A new toothbrush • A small travel size toothpaste • A small travel size shampoo • A small package of tissues • A small package of adhesive bandages Ladka asks that the items be placed in one or more gallon-size zip storage bags. These can be dropped off at Ladka's office, Nexus Media Group, located at 13 First St., Warwick, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. A box labeled "disaster kits" will be inside the doorway. Ladka expects to ship the kits out by Sept. 16. For additional information, contact Ladka at 988-5002.