Hurricane relief donations for victims of Michael

Businesses and organizations across the Coast are offering aid in the wake of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane relief donations for victims of Michael
Mexico Beach, FL, took the brunt of the Hurricane Michael wind damage on Wednesday when the intense Category 4 storm came ashore.

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The images coming out of Florida since Hurricane Michael made landfall have been devastating. In South Mississippi, we know what it’s like to come home to nothing. We also know what it was like in the days following Hurricane Katrina when people around the country reached out to us, offering an abundance of donations and prayers.

It’s that giving spirit that has people on the Mississippi Gulf Coast jumping right in to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Here are some of the ways you can help.

Financial Donations

The American Red Cross and WLOX are collecting financial donations to help provide disaster relief to people affected by Hurricane Michael. The Red Cross has already mobilized a massive relief effort to provide shelter, food, and comfort to victims of the recent hurricanes. They will continue to be there for weeks and even months, helping residents recover. Money donated will help the Red Cross continue those efforts. To help, donate at www.redcross.org/wlox.

Bucket and Tote Challenge

  • Fill a five-gallon bucket or plastic tote with supplies with supplies from one of the following categories: non-perishable food items, hygiene products, pet items, cleaning supplies, or baby items. Write on each bucket the city/state you're from and what category of items are inside. Drop the bundle off at one of the following locations:
  •      Necos Marketplace, 12342 Cable Bridge Road, Pass Christian, MS
  •      Brandon's ATV Service, 9208 Cleo Smith Road, Pass Christian, MS
  •      South Mississippi Offroad & RV Park, 27550 Vbar Road, Perkinston, MS
  •      Turan-Foley, 11123 Hwy. 49, Gulfport, MS
  •      Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, MS
  •      Diamondhead Fire Department, 4440 Kalani Dr., Diamondhead, MS
  •      Dick's Cycles, 1798 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, LA 

Sonic Drive-in

  • Collecting the following donations through the week of Nov. 9: diapers, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, ice coolers
  • Can be dropped off at the following Sonic locations: 

HARRISON COUNTY

One Coast Hurricane Relief

  • Collecting gift cards (Wal-Mart, Visa, Home Depot, Lowes), tire repair kits, Fix-a-Flat, bottled water, Gatorade, Pedialyte, flavor packs for waters, lighter and matches, batteries and flashlights, phone and car chargers for iPhone and Android, power strips, hair clippers, baby wipes, diapers, toiletries, bug spray, cleaning supplies, Advil/Aleve/Tylenol. DONATIONS OF CLOTHES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Multiple trips to Florida will be made over the coming weeks. Deadline for the initial trip to Florida, is Friday, October 19th at 6 p.m. 
  • This is a joint effort by Harrison County and the cities of Long Beach, Pass Christian, Biloxi, D’Iberville, and Gulfport. Donations can be dropped off at any police department or fire department in the county.

LONG BEACH

City of Long Beach

  • Collecting gift cards, cleaning supplies, water, Gatorade, toilet paper, paper towels, bug spray, mops, buckets, bleach, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers, Aleve, Advil, five-gallon buckets, and toiletries. Not accepting clothes at this time. 
  • Drop off at a Long Beach fire department, located at 645 Klondyke Road and 120 E. Second St., or at Long Beach Police Department, located at 201 Alexander Rd.

PASCAGOULA

R Tee-Hut, 3125 Market St., Pascagoula

  • Accepting donations for the following items: bottled water, garbage bags, paper towels, baby wipes, baby formula, diapers, hand sanitizer, toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razors, etc.), batteries, canned goods, cleaning supplies (bleach, Clorox wipes, dish soap, etc.), first aid kits.
  • Drop off Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

U-Haul, 2903, Shortcut Rd., Pascagoula

  • Accepting cleaning supplies (inside or outside cleanup)
  • Drop off Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Sunday  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

GAUTIER

Gautier Family Dental Care, 2808 Hwy. 90, Suite 1, Gautier

Accepting the following supplies: baby formula, baby wipes, bathroom tissue, adult and baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, bottled water, individually-packed snacks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, individual floss packets, deodorant, comb, soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, and travel-sized shaving cream.

GEORGE COUNTY

George County Sheriff’s Office, 355 Cox St., Lucedale

  • Partnering with Jackson County Sheriff’s office to collect and deliver relief supplies
  • Accepting cleaning supplies (rubber gloves, masks, brooms, mops, cleaning solutions, bleach, five-gallon buckets, garbage bags, etc.), baby supplies (diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, food), non-perishable food, blankets, towels, washcloths, bottled water, juice boxes, hand sanitizer and pet food 
  • Drop off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
D'Iberville collects donations for Hurricane Michael victims

D’IBERVILLE

City of D’Iberville

  • Accepting the following donations: gift cards, plastic/styrofoam cups, plastic eating utensils, paper towels, bleach, bleach wipes, mops and brooms, hand sanitizer, commercial foil wrap, commercial plastic wrap, baby diapers and wipes, baby bottles, shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, hard-sided ice chests, latex and leather gloves, safety glasses, hand tools, filter masks, industrial garbage bags, cleaning buckets, dish detergent, food service plastic gloves, styrofoam “clam shells” for food, dry pet food. NO FOOD OR CLOTHING IS BEING ACCEPTED.
  • Drop off from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at D’Iberville Fire Station #1, located at 11288 Lamey Bridge Road, D’Iberville

BILOXI

Lemoyne Boulevard Baptist Church, 15005 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi

  • Accepting donations to help hurricane victims. Not accepting clothes. 
  • Drop off on weekdays from 7:30-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. 

JACKSON COUNTY

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, 3104 Magnolia St., Pascagoula (ground floor of the Jackson Co. Courthouse)

  • Sheriff’s deputies will be in Port St. Joe, FL, cooking for first responders. They are accepting financial donations to help cover the cost of food. Checks can be mailed or dropped off to the sheriff’s department, made out to Jackson County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Fund.

OCEAN SPRINGS

City of Ocean Springs

  • Accepting the following donations: gift cards, plastic/styrofoam cups, plastic eating utensils, paper towels, bleach, bleach wipes, mops and brooms, hand sanitizer, commercial foil wrap, commercial plastic wrap, baby diapers and wipes, baby bottles, shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, hard-sided ice chests, latex and leather gloves, safety glasses, hand tools, filter masks, industrial garbage bags, cleaning buckets, dish detergent, food service plastic gloves, styrofoam “clam shells” for food, dry pet food. NO FOOD OR CLOTHING IS BEING ACCEPTED.
  • Drop off at Ocean Springs Fire Station on Highway 90, across from Walmart
  • First trailer of supplies is leaving Saturday, Oct. 13
  • Accepting new or used coolers (no styrofoam) filled with drinks, oranges and wet wipes. Decorating the cooler with messages of hope and inspiration is encouraged.
  • Drop off at Ocean Springs Lumber & Supply at 1116 government Street through Oct. 17

GULFPORT

Allen Hyundai, 624 Pass Rd., Gulfport

  • Accepting water, cleaning supplies, Walmart gift cards, powder-free gloves, toiletries, diapers, first aid items, box fans, utility knives and number 10 size cans of corn, beans and mixed veggies
  • Drop off Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gulfport Police Department

  • Accepting grocery store (Walmart, Rouses, etc.) gift cards as officers intent to bring and cook food for those affected by the storm
  • Drop off at Gulfport Police Department at  2220 15th Street

Gulf Coast Search and Rescue

  • Collecting donations to deliver to Springfield Fire Department just north of Tyndall Air Force Base.
  • Accepting the following: new socks, underwear, and t-shirts; toiletries, Powerade and other drinks (bottled water not needed); heat-resistant snacks, plastic storage boxes, pet food and supplies; portable pet kennels, and portable fans.
  • Financial donations are also being accepted. Call Chris Jennings at 228-229-2568 or email him at chrisjennings@gcsar.com for info on how to donate.
  • Donations will be accepted Saturday, Oct. 20 in front of American Car Center, next to Domino’s on Hwy. 49 until 4:30 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Trailer will be packed Thursday, Oct. 25 to be delivered in Florida the next day.

Three Rivers Elementary, 13500 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport

  • Mikeya Hawthrone, a student at the school, is collecting monetary donations from Oct. 15-19. All of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Salvation Army in Panama City. 

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Belair Elementary, 10531 Klein Rd, Gulfport

  • The school will have donation boxes in the front office from Oct. 15-26 to collect cleaning supplies and toiletries. Suggested items include bleach, Comet, Lysol, wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels, gloves, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, etc. 

DNA Underground LLC, 16101 S. Swan Road, Gulfport

  • Accepting non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, baby supplies, and bottled water. No donations of clothes will be accepted. 
  • Drop off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Will be delivered in three weeks to Panama City.

Gulf Coast Business Supply, 14484 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport

  • Accepting financial donations to purchase bulk supplies for Operation BBQ Relief’s cook site in Panama City.

PICAYUNE

Rescue Army

  • Collecting cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, non-perishable food items, baby and pet supplies, gift cards
  • Drop off at Rescue Army Headquarters, 5 Sam Powell Road, Picayune or Affordable Insurance, 709 Memorial Blvd., Picayune

HANCOCK COUNTY

Alice Moseley Museum, in conjunction with Hancock Tourism, Hancock EMA and mayors Mike Smith and Mike Favre

  • Drop off supplies, canned goods, etc., at History Train Depot in Bay St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 13 until Oct. 21
  • Gift cards and monetary donations are being handled through Hancock Tourism

PASS CHRISTIAN

Gone Fishing Ministries

  • Accepting bleach, sanitary wipes, Clorox cleaning wipes, wash cloths, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitizer lotion, small shovels, brooms, mops and buckets
  • Drop off at Goodwill Mission Baptist Church at 322 Davis Avenue on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Pass Christian Fire Department

  • Accepting gift cards, cleaning supplies, tools and water. NO CLOTHES. 
  • Drop off at 808 E. Second Street during daytime hours. Will be delivered as soon as enough supplies are collected. 

MOSS POINT

Singing River Rehabilitation, 3401 Main St., Moss Point

  • Collecting feminine pads and tampons, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, new underwear and socks (sizes small to 4X), new or gently used pillows and throw blankets, money and gift cards.
  • Drop off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Donations will be given to Gulf Coast Healthcare, a long-term healthcare organization with assisted living facilities in Panama City and Marianna, FL

If your business or organization is collecting donations to help victims of Hurricane Michael, please email us the details and a contact phone number producers@wlox.com.

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