Community continues Hurricane Ida relief aid

The City of Gulfport continues to aid Louisiana victims of Hurricane Ida as it collects supplies at its fire stations.

School supplies are now needed in Lafourche Parish as kids return to school amid recovery efforts.

Any Gulfport Fire Station can be used as a drop off site. The city is encouraging donations of anything that can be found in child’s backpack like water, snacks, paper, and pencils.

The city is trying to raise school supplies for around 3,000 children in South Lafourche Parish.

Gulfport Fire Chief Billy Kelley said that getting kids back to school will be a step toward normalcy. “Well, a lot of times we’re here, twenty-four hours a day so usually there’s a fire station in everybody’s community. And then when we go down there, we can team up with the fire stations down there because there’s one in every community down there as well, so any of the fire stations in Gulfport, feel free to drop off school supplies that you think you can donate.”

The city will accept donations until October 13th.

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