Local fire departments helping Louisiana residents
In an effort to bring relief to Louisiana residents affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida, fire departments from along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have started supply drives.
The Pascagoula Fire Department is asking for cleaning supplies, food items, and personal items. All donations can be dropped off at the Pascagoula Senior Center.
Long Beach Fire Department is collecting similar items as well as pet food, all of which can be dropped off at their central station on Klondyke Road.
Additionally, the Biloxi Fire Museum has begun a disaster relief GoFundMe to help citizens of Independence, Louisiana. Pascagoula Fire Chief Hyler Krebs said, “Everyone’s that the hurricane– we were all in our darkest times, not really knowing which way to go where to seek help with. And what a sigh of relief it was that we had people showing up with all the supplies we just did not have. And that’s what we wanted to do, let them know that we know. We feel their pain and we’re here for them. They’re not alone.”
Harrison County Fire Rescue and Ocean Springs firefighters were deployed to Louisiana Tuesday evening and spent the morning cleaning up the Houma Fire Station.