Groups taking donations for disaster aid

Arabie Trucking along with the St. Charles Parish Retired and Volunteer Program, Heaven on Earth Day Spa and American Legion Post 131 are collecting items for Hurricane Sandy victims, with trucks set to leave Sunday.

Items can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the RSVP Office, 171 Keller St., in Hahnville.

People who have donations that need to be picked up can call (985) 783-8907 or (985) 817-0947.

Coats, blankets, sweaters, baby supplies, canned goods, paper products, cleaning supplies and pet supplies are especially needed, organizers said.