HURRICANE ZETA RELIEF: Where to get help for food, ice, supplies and more

MEMA Deputy Director Stephen McRaney updates Zeta storm relief

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - With thousands of people still without power along the Gulf Coast, communities are coming together to help one another. Here is a list of resources if you are in need of food, water, ice, or other assistance. We will update it as new locations are added.

HARRISON COUNTY

A Volunteer Resource Center has been set up in the Knight Nonprofit Center, located at 1975 Seaway Road in Gulfport, to assist the Harrison County Emergency Operations Center with organizing volunteers and donations.

They are helping to address unmet needs of individuals and families but this is NOT a distribution site for supplies. This is a staging area for volunteer groups coming to the Gulf Coast to assist with Zeta recovery.

Anyone in need of assistance is asked to call 211, which is a statewide call-in system. Those calls will be referred back to United Way of South Mississippi.

You can also call United Way of South Mississippi directly at 228-896-2213 for assistance with tree and debris removal.

**As of Monday, Nov. 2, all of the MEMA distribution sites in Harrison County are currently out of supplies and are not scheduled to receive more. The distribution sites in Hancock County are still open.*

A charging station is available to the public at the Goodwill in Orange Grove on Highway 49 in the old Kmart building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Heights Church of Christ in Biloxi at 13181 Reece Bergeron Road will give away food, water, baby items and cleaning supplies beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday until 4 p.m. or when supplies run out.

Lowe’s will pass out donated buckets full of cleanup supplies on Nov. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. until supplies last at the following locations:

  • Lowe’s of Gulfport at 2151 John Hill Blvd.
  • Lowe’s of D’Iberville at 3700 Sangani Blvd.

Supplies include water, flashlights, trash bags and moisture absorber.


HANCOCK COUNTY

MEMA has opened distribution sites for MREs, water, and tarps. The distribution sites in Hancock County are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the following locations:

  • Hancock County Arena, 4184 Kiln Delisle Road, Kiln, MS 39556.
  • Longfellow Farmers Market, 3068 Longfellow Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

The Salvation Army will have canteen trucks at Hancock County Arena, Longfellow Farmers Market, and Bayside Fire Department serving from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2.

Mercy Chefs is serving daily from 12-6 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Church, located at 317 Reese Street in Bay St. Louis, through Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Lowe’s will pass out donated buckets full of cleanup supplies on Nov. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. until supplies last at the following locations:

  • Lowe’s of Waveland at 9020 Highway 603

Supplies include water, flashlights, trash bags and moisture absorber.

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux will serve one free meal to anyone in need at a drive-through relief kitchen set up at Bay High School’s Tiger Stadium, located at 750 Blue Meadow Road in Bay St. Louis, on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


JACKSON COUNTY

Tarps are available for citizens of Ocean Springs at Central Fire Station #1, located at 3820 Bienville Blvd. If you are in need of one of these tarps, please contact the fire department at (228) 875-4063.

The Emergency Operations Center has set up three distributions sites for tarps, food and water. Times for assistance are from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • Northeast Main Fire station in Hurley at 2171 Highway 613
  • Central Roads Barn in Vancleave at 8500 Jim Ramsay Road
  • Ocean Springs Central Fire Station on Highway 90

Lowe’s will pass out donated buckets full of cleanup supplies on Nov. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. until supplies last at the following locations:

  • Lowe’s of Gautier at 3200 Highway 90

Supplies include water, flashlights, trash bags and moisture absorber.


STONE COUNTY

**SITE IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO BEING OUT OF SUPPLIES**

Tarps and MREs are available at the Stone County Airport beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.


GEORGE COUNTY

1,000 FREE sack lunches will be provided on Nov. 3rd at 11 a.m. in Wayne Lee’s parking lot in Lucedale. Meals will consist of a hamburger, chips and water.

To report home and business storm damage, call 601-947-7557. Please be prepared to provide name, address, and damage details. You can also request blue tarps by calling that number.


As of Monday morning, MEMA has distributed a total of 36,426 tarps for the more than 9,000 homes that have been affected by Zeta. More than 220,000 meals and 360,000 bottles of water have been distributed to residents, as well. With power being restored and businesses reopening, distribution sites run by the counties will begin demobilizing. If residents need additional commodities, contact your local emergency operations center or local volunteer centers.

Local Emergency Management Agencies for South Mississippi can be reached by calling the following:

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