American Red Cross hands out care packages to families in need

American Red Cross

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WICHITA, Kansas – Families in need can get assistance from the American Red Cross this week.

People who meet the federal poverty level can apply with the Family Services Program at the Red Cross to receive care packages full of toiletries. They will be handing them out 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday this week through Friday.

Included in the care packages are toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, and soap among other basic necessities. The Red Cross plans to hand out 500 care packages through the end of the week.

To apply for a care package you are asked to bring a photo ID, proof of address and fill out an application at the Midway-Kansas Red Cross location at 1900 E. Douglas.

United Way of the Plains funds the Family Services Program at the Red Cross. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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