The Hawkeye Hauler, the official carrier of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team, will be heading to Oklahoma to deliver supplies to the tornado recovery effort, and organizers are looking for help in filling the trailer.

Mike Riggan of TanTara Transportation of Muscatine is donating the use of the trailer. It's been parked at Krieger's Auto in Muscatine this weekend for people to donate, and it will be at two Quad-City locations this week. On Tuesday, it will be at the West Kimberly Road Hy-Vee Food Store, and on Wednesday, it will be at Ed White Elementary School in Eldridge.

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Among the items needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture cleanser; hairbrushes, combs, hair ties; shampoos, lotions, powders for babies and adults; sunscreen; Tylenol for adult and children; baby bottles, formula, diapers and wipes; tools, shovels, rakes, etc.; heavy-duty trashbags; jersey/work gloves; soap and hand sanitizer; flashlights and batteries; dog and cat food; adult diapers; feminine products; toilet paper and paper towels; paper plates and plastic utensils and cups; zip-lock bags of all sizes; laundry baskets; wagons or totes with wheels; towels and washcloths; bug spray; grab-and-go snacks, individually wrapped granola bars, etc.; cleaning supplies and empty backpacks.

I'm the city editor at the Quad-City Times. You can reach me at or 563-383-2450.