LIST: Organizations collecting relief supplies for Hurricane Ida victims
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Several businesses and community organizations across the Gulf Coast are working to bring relief to our neighbors in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida.
Here is a list of places where you can donate items throughout South Mississippi.
- One Coast One Recovery, a joint effort between the City of Gulfport and Harrison County, will collect supplies for hurricane victims near Grand Isle and neighboring towns in Jefferson Parish. Donations can be dropped off at any Gulfport Fire Department, and the D’Iberville Fire Department on Lamey Bridge Road. No clothing or gift card donations are being accepted at this time. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase supplies. The following items are being requested: generators, disinfectants, supplies for senior citizens (diapers, bed pads, etc.), scrub brushes, mops, towels, wash cloths, cleaning rags, dish towels, blankets, plastic totes with lids, industrial trash bags, canned goods (pop-tops preferred), baby supplies, brooms, shovels, sponges, laundry detergent, plastic tarps and sheeting, duct tape, sunscreen, bleach, sanitizing wipes, bed sheets, hand sanitizer, first aid supplies, chapstick, work and cleaning gloves, rubber boots, P-100 masks, flashlights and batteries, manual can openers, personal hygiene products, strike-anywhere matches, lighters and lighter fluid, new unopened underwear and socks, charcoal, grills, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, aluminum foil, paper plates and cups, food storage containers, ziploc bags, plastic utensils, tool kits, tire repair kits, empty 5-gallon gas cans, tarps, mosquito repellant, rain gear, bottled water, nonperishable food items, fresh fruit.
- Beginning Sept. 4, all Biloxi Fire Stations are drop-off points for relief donations - cleaning supplies, hygiene supplies, non-perishable food and water - as part of the One Coast One Relief effort.
- St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 720 E. Beach Blvd. in Long Beach, will accept donations beginning Sept. 3. Items can be dropped off at the pavilion located behind the church from 9am to noon and 4-7pm.
- The City of Long Beach is accepting donations at the Long Beach Police Department, located at 201 Alexander Dr., and the Long Beach Fire Department, located at 645 Klondyke Rd. No clothes will be accepted. Donations of baby items, formula, cleaning supplies, water, sports drinks, toilet paper, mops, buckets, bleach, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers, Aleve, Advil, and toiletries.
- The Krewe of Neptune will collect donations of cleaning products, socks, underwear, diapers, hygiene items and other necessities. Supplies will be collected at the Moose Lodge, located at 5145 West Gay Road in D’Iberville from 3-8pm on Sept. 17.
- St Paul United Methodist Church (both locations in Ocean Springs) will be collecting water, cleaning supplies, baby wipes, diapers, bug spray, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, mops, buckets, gloves for cleaning and nonperishable snacks.
- Pascagoula Fire Department is collecting donations with the help of the Pascagoula Senior Center. Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Center, located at 1912 Live Oak Ave. Requested donations include cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, baby items, and non-perishable food. (See full list below) Clothing will not be accepted. Drop-off by Sept. 15.
- Pascagoula Service Center, located at 2453 Amonett Street, will be a drop-off for hurricane items for Louisiana residents. Requested items include cleaning supplies, shovels, rakes, big trash bags, work gloves, non-perishable foods and diapers. Clothing will not be accepted. Drop-off by Sept. 15.
- Comeback Coolers will begin accepting donations for Hurricane Ida victims on Sept. 4. Community members can help by buying and/or decorate a cooler and other supplies to go inside them. Coolers will also be made for the thousands of linemen working to restore power. (See full list below) Monetary donations are being accepted to buy coolers and supplies.
- Spanish Trail Lanes, located at 2909 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, is accepting donations for hurricane victims. (See full list below) Monetary donations can also be made to help purchase emergency supplies.
- Gautier First United Methodist Church is collecting boxes, window units, water (cases and gallons)Industrial garbage bags, work gloves, cleaning supplies (all-purpose cleaner/Clorox)Toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries (toothbrush/paste, soap, shampoo, feminine products) baby diapers/wipes, baby formula, and non-perishable food. The drop-off times are Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Girl Scout Troop 3577 is collecting supplies for animals to give to residents and rescues in Louisiana. Items needed include all animal food/feed/treats, leashes, collars, brushes, toys, cat litter, bedding for small animals, cleaning supplies, and crates/kennels. Drop off supplies at T&N Feed Store at 8112 Tucker Road, Hunter MMA at 10470 D’Iberville Blvd, Big Ridge Veterinary Hospital at 7400 Washington Avenue, or deliver to any member of the troop. Drop off by Sept. 16.
- The City of Diamondhead is collecting donations along with One Coast for Grand Isle and Galliano, LA. Donations should be dropped off at the City of Diamondhead gazebo (5000 Diamondhead Circle). Drop-off by Sept. 13.
Pearl River County
- Pearl River Community College is collecting tarps, sanitary items like toilet paper and female hygiene items, flashlights, batteries, and monetary donations to aid residents of Thibodaux, Louisiana. Donations can be dropped off at Wildcat Den bookstore locations at all campuses. School officials to load up donations over the weekend of Sept. 11-12 and make a delivery either Sept. 13 or Sept. 14.
If you have a business or organization that is collecting donations or helping with hurricane recovery, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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