Are you interested in helping victims of Hurricane Harvey? Below is a list of local opportunities to help those in need.
Bay Saint Louis Fire Department
Where: Fire Station 1 (543 Main Street) or Fire Station 2 (9998 Hwy 603)
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Acceptable Donations: Absorbent Towels, Batteries, Brooms and Dustpans, Baby Diapers and Formula, Bottled Water, Can Foods, Can Openers, Cleaning Supplies, Dehumidifier, Extension Cords, First Aid Kits, Flashlights, Gloves, Hand Sanitizer, Heavy Plastic, Mops, Buckets, Sponges, Plastic Buckets and Trash Cans, Plastic Garbage Bags, Protective Masks, Rubber or Plastic Aprons, Rubber Boots, Safety Glasses, Storage Boxes, Tarps, Tool Kits. **NO CLOTHING**
City of Pascagoula
Where: Pascagoula Police Department or any Pascagoula Fire Station
When: 24/7 until Thursday, September 7th
Acceptable Donations: Cleaning products, Bleach, Towels, Trash Bags, Tools of all kinds, Gloves, Boots, Baby Wipes/Sanitizer, Bottled Water, Gift cards
Contact: Community organizations and individuals willing to participate in this effort should contact Assistant City Manager, Frank Corder, at (228) 938-6723 or Captain, Doug Adams, at (228) 938-6696.
City of Gulfport/Operation BBQ Relief
Where: Island View Casino at the corner of 30th Avenue and Highway 90. Compton & Sons Appliance in Gulfport, Borguezan Granite at 323 E North St., Pass Christian, and J. Carter & Co. Real Estate and Development in downtown Gulfport are additional collection sites.
When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Accepted Donations: #10 cans (large only please) of corn, green beans, baked beans, mixed veggies, peaches, fruit cocktail, styrofoam to-go containers, plastic utensil sets, cases of bottled water, cleaning supplies, powder-free gloves for serving, large aluminum pans & lids (not small).
Contact: Chris Vignes at (228) 234-8590
City Hall- Gulfport Fire Department Station1 Drop Off Items
Tire repair kits, Fix-a-Flat
Bottle Water, Gatorade, Pedialyte, Flavor packs for Water
Cigarette lighter & Matches
Hammers and Nails
Batteries & Flashlights
Phone and car chargers for iPhone and Android
Underwear & Socks all sizes
Gift cards – (WalMart, Visa, Home Depot, Lowes, etc)
Gulfport Police Drop Off Items – Call 868-5964 for drop off location
Generators (any size)Air compressors (any size)
Gas Cans, Fuel Tanks, Gas
Ocean Springs School District
Where: Any Ocean Springs School District school or office location
Accepted Donations: Disinfecting products, work gloves, spray-pump bottles, canned foods, diapers, baby formula, blankets/pillows, trash bags, clothing, essential survival and cleanup items
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