One Coast Hurricane Relief
Donation areas for Hurricane Michael victims continue to pop up along the Coast.
This morning Harrison County officials and leaders came together to announce “One Coast Hurricane Relief.” Harrison County has joined forces to lend a helping hand to our friends in Florida and they have opened up all fire departments throughout Harrison County as drop off locations for donations.
Some of the things they are asking for are gift cards, tire repair kits, batteries, flashlights, and power strips.
Harrison County police will be deploying teams to Florida within the next week. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said, “We are going to set up for about 3,000 meals a day. That’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner for three days. We are looking at 9,000 meals.”
Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes said, “When a storm forms in the Gulf we take notice, but when it comes to shore we really take it personal. Having dealt with storms, not just Katrina, but Katrina is always the one that is reference because of the amount of devastation we sustained, what really carried us was the way folks responded and helped us out and it was a long term effort and that’s what we are looking at right now.”
Clothing items will not be accepted at any location at this time.