Alabama Gymnastics Head Coach Dana Duckworth, ReadBAMARead and Two Men and a Truck are combining for a flood relief donation drive from August 27-31.

The drive will be held in the parking lot of the Northport Winn Dixie on Highway 82 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. As part of the next round of relief aid, Duckworth and company are looking for kitchen items, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, toiletries and linens as well as clear storage bins and toys for the children affected by the floods.

Coach Duckworth said,

ReadBAMARead was born from the need to lend a helping hand after a natural disaster and while our primary focus is on childhood literacy, we are always ready to lend a helping hand where it is needed. We are grateful to Two Men and a Truck and everyone who is able to lend a hand to our neighbors.

What we found after the April 2011 tornadoes, is that after the initial round of aid comes through, the needs of those affected change as they move into the recovery and rebuilding stage. We’re trying to meet those needs with this drive.

Duckworth and other volunteers will be on site Saturday, Aug. 27 from 7:30-11 a.m.