Hayride 500 III Underway Donations Needed

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Sept. 22, 1999) -- Hayride 500 III swung into full action Wednesday with volunteers manning phones, recruiting additional volunteers and searching for trucks and trailers to transport donations to flood ravaged parts of eastern...

HARRISBURG, N.C. (Sept. 22, 1999) -- Hayride 500 III swung into full action Wednesday with volunteers manning phones, recruiting additional volunteers and searching for trucks and trailers to transport donations to flood ravaged parts of eastern North Carolina. Donation centers opened at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, and will remain open throughout the weekend. Additional drop-off points will open Thursday at the following locations:

-- Hendrick Motorsports Museum, Harrisburg, N.C. -- Bass Pro Shop, Concord Mills, Concord, N.C. -- Harry Folger Chevrolet, Pilot Mountain, N.C. -- Prime Outlets, Morrisville, N.C. -- Weasels, Maxton, N.C. -- Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. -- Flying J Travel Plaza, Knoxville, Tenn. -- Flying J Travel Plaza, Lake Park, Ga.

Although the primary need at this time is for bottled water, residents of the flood-stricken areas are also in desperate need of the following:

-- Non-perishable food items -- Baby food -- Baby formula (pre-mixed) -- Diapers -- Baby wipes -- Plastic baby bottles -- Undergarments -- Light windbreakers or rain coats -- Flip-flops -- Toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shave cream, soap, brushes, combs, deodorant, mouthwash, towels, washcloths) -- Household cleaning items (paper towels, laundry detergent, sponges, bleach, scrub brushes, hand soap, all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, dish detergent, disinfectant spray, toilet paper, hand wipes) -- Outdoor cleaning items (shovels, rakes, brooms, rubber gloves, rubber boots, garden hoses, spray nozzles)

Donation points will be open throughout the weekend. Items will be transported in a convoy led by NASCAR teams including rigs from Hendrick Motorsports and Mattei Motorsports. Volunteers are needed from civic organizations to assist at these collection sites. Additional trucks and trailers are also needed to serve as collection centers for donations. For more information, please call (704) 455-3500.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Teams Hendrick Motorsports