Correction: The USPS is not working directly with the American Red Cross to collect the items, as orginally reported. However, some items collected will be donated to the nonprofit. The story has been edited to reflect this correction.
The St. Louis Park Post Office, along with all other post office locations within zip codes beginning in "554-," are collecting basic hygience products through Nov. 1.
Many Duluth area residents have been displaced and are now facing homelessness, according to the USPS flier for the collection. The flooding was declared a federal disaster.
"We've found these are the items that people are really in need of this year," Mike LePress, a USPS executive board member, said at a Minneapolis Area Chamber event last week.
The travel or trial size items that are being accepted include:
- Shaving cream
- Disposable razors
The items collected will be given directly to the local Salvation Army and American Red Cross chapters. While the two nonprofits are working to help Duluth flood victims, donations will be beneficial to anyone in need.