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Animals at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc., can use old sheets, shirts and towels.

Are you ready to clear out your drawers and closets for a good cause?

Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Inc. needs old bath towels, hand towels and washcloths as well as sheets, blankets, T-shirts and sweatshirts. Even old newspapers.

“It runs the gamut from bedding and food for wildlife and all the things we need for 32 outdoor cages,” said Laura Stastny, executive director.

This is the agency’s busiest time of year. It is helping about 500 babies of all types at its site near Fort Calhoun in Washington County.

It normally would have people drop off items at its Louisville location, but that was flooded.

Stastny said the agency is in the process of trying to find a new permanent location. The Louisville location needed extensive repairs.

“We decided to invest in a new wildlife center in Omaha,” Stastny said.

Items can be dropped off at the old Shopko parking lot at 84th and Frederick Streets on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For a complete list of items they need, go to Nebraskawildliferehab.org.

Marjie is a writer for The World-Herald’s special sections and specialty publications, including Inspired Living Omaha, Wedding Essentials and Momaha Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @mduceyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1034.

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