After helping Hurricane Laura victims in Texas and Louisiana, the Comeback Coolers organization is once again mobilizing to help our Gulf Coast neighbors in the wake of Sally.
One local group is springing back into action to bring a little relief to those affected by Hurricane Sally. Comeback Coolers Founder Heather Eason said, “Hoping to bring those people just a little bit of care and love.”
A crew will be traveling to Florida and Alabama this weekend with a load of Comeback Coolers filled with much needed supplies. Eason says despite the quick mobilization effort, they’re receiving a lot of support from the local community. “I think that there’s something tugging at the heartstrings of the people here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast because you know, at some point this thing was supposed to go over New Orleans, at some point this thing was supposed to go over Biloxi, so you know we kind of skirted it and they ended up getting it.”
Each cooler has a unique message that holds a lot of meaning for the people who receive them. With a goal of providing 300 coolers to people on their trip, Eason says they still have a need for coolers of any shape or size. “If they have any coolers in their garage or their shed, you know, they don’t have to be in perfect condition, they just have to hold ice, that we would really love to have those.”
Coolers or supplies can be dropped off at Ocean Springs Lumber and Supply before 5 p.m. on Friday. Afterwards there will be a packing party to load up all of the supplies. “This just kind of really encompasses anybody that wants to help, there is a way to help.”