At both New Visions Homeless Services and the Micah House, leaders said they’re taking COVID-19 “very seriously” and doing everything in their power to stop the disease from spreading throughout the shelter and to their guests. Both organizations have been in constant contact.

Western Iowa Labor Federation Union members throughout Pottawattamie County are partnering with New Visions Homeless Shelter on a donation drive this weekend.

Donations will be accepted at the Firefighters Local 15 parking lot, 1827 S. Eighth St., in Council Bluffs from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Needed items include:

  • Men’s white tube socks
  • Men’s underwear
  • Men’s T-shirts
  • Women’s undergarments
  • Styrofoam plates and cups
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Coats
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweat pants (men, women, and children)
  • White towels and wash cloths
  • Personal hygiene products (travel size, deodorant, razors, shampoo, shaving cream, soap)
  • Laundry soap and bleach
  • Tin foil and saran wrap
  • Trash can liners
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gasoline cards
  • Bus passes
  • Coffee, creamer and sugar.

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