Jackson County collects supplies for Harvey victims

Jackson County collects supplies for Harvey victims

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - One South Mississippi County is doing all they can to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"We're just trying to get a bucket together that would help them out initially," said David Fisher.

Ocean Springs Lumber, as well as several other Jackson County businesses, are collecting items to be sent to flood victims in Texas.

"You can bring them here, drop them off, and we'll put them in the bucket for you. You don't have to buy the supplies here," said Fisher.

They're really looking for any type of supplies that can be used to help clean up the flood waters that was caused by Harvey. Fisher says one of the main reasons that he's lending a helping hand is simply because he can relate.

"A lot of us here at the lumber yard have had water in our houses, so we understand how it feels. We know those people are scared right now and we know that in the next couple of weeks It's gonna be hard for them," said Fisher.

Having experienced severe flooding in Hurricane Katrina, the employees know what exactly what flood victims going through right now.

"It's a scary feeling at first, but after a few days and a few weeks, you get back into it and you know you have to rebuild so you just get it done," said Fisher.

Organizers are asking donors to assemble a "flood bucket," which is simply a 5-gallon bucket filled with specific items needed to clean up after a flood. The needed supplies include:

  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Liquid household cleaner
  • Dish Soap
  • Clothespins
  • Clothesline
  • Sponges
  • Scrub Brush
  • Heavy-Duty trash bags
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Liquid bleach
  • Insect repellant
  • Kitchen gloves
  • Work gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Dust masks

Be sure to also include a personal note to the recipient. Words of encouragement may be exactly what someone needs to read during a tragic time. Remember to put the note in a ZipLoc bag so doesn't get ruined during delivery.

Bring your assembled flood buckets to one of the three drop-off sites by Tuesday, September 5:

  • First United Methodist Church, Pascagoula (2710 Pascagoula St.)
  • Heritage Funeral Home, Moss Point (9721 Hwy 63)
  • Ocean Springs Lumber, Ocean Springs (1611 Government St.)

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