Columbus police gathering items for Afghan refugees

Columbus police are joining in efforts to aid Afghan refugees at Camp Atterbury. The police department is organizing a Pack-a-Patrol-Car donation drive through October 8th.

The police department will be accepting new and gently used fall and winter clothing including coats and jackets, as well as new and unopened healthcare and hygiene products. You can drop the items off at a police patrol vehicle parked in front of the department between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Police Chief Mike Richardson said the hope is that enough clothing and supplies will be donated to fill a couple of police vehicles. He said he hopes the department can help the refugees in a small but vital way.