LIST: Where to donate to help Mississippi tornado victims
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Deadly tornadoes tore through Mississippi and Alabama Friday night, leaving at least 23 people dead and many others injured and missing.
Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday in all counties affected by the storms: Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll and Monroe counties.
Now, many coast cities and charitable organizations are working to send water and supplies to those who need it, in towns like Amory, Rolling Fork and Silver City.
BAY ST. LOUIS
The City of Bay St. Louis is collecting water and supplies like tarps, medicine, batteries, flashlights and canned goods. You can drop off donations at either fire station in the city. Here are their locations:
- 543 Main Street
- 6218 W Hinds Street
Biloxi is accepting donations for victims in the form of on-perishables, water, and everyday basic necessities. Donations can be dropped off at any of the Biloxi Fire Stations.
- 170 Porter Avenue
- 274 Howard Avenue
- 784 Elder Street
- 1689 Veterans Avenue
- 2499 Pass Road
- 2136 Popp’s Ferry Road
- 1656 Popp’s Ferry Road
- 8479 Woolmarket Road
- 9370 Oaklawn Road
- 12007 Old Highway 67
Donations can be brought to the D’Iberville Fire Department. Requested items include high-visibility vests for workers/volunteers, water, batteries of all sizes, basic cleaning supplies, paper towels, garbage cans and bags, duct and electrical tape, tarps, candles and lamp oil, bandages, triple-antibiotic ointment, diapers and wipes, sunscreen, and 2-cycle oil for chainsaws.
- 11288 Lamey Bridge Road
You can drop off cases of water at any Gulfport fire station. Here are their locations:
- 1200 42nd Avenue
- 2324 Pass Road
- 210 Cowan Road
- 1515 23rd Avenue
- 641 41st Street
- 1000 E Pass Road
- 15239 Dedeaux Road
- 12001 Dedeaux Road
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is also taking up donations at the Sheriff’s Office Work Center between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- 10046 Lorraine Road
Citizens are asked to donate water to help residents of Rolling Fork and Silver Springs. Donations can be made at City Hall and Fire Stations.
- 4320 McInnis Avenue
- 4204 Bellview Street
Items such as blankets, work gloves, first aid kits and hand tools are being accepted at Fire Station #1 in Ocean Springs. A full list of accepted items can be viewed in the city’s Facebook post below.
- 13209 Hugh Seymour Lane
Items such as bottled water, canned goods, toiletries, diapers, paper products, pre-packaged snacks and Tyvek suits are being accepted at the Pascagoula Senior Center.
- 1912 Live Oake Avenue
The city of Picayune will be taking donations at the Central Fire Station through Friday. Officials hope to deliver the items within a week.
- 435 S. Loftin Avenue
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has opened a donation site at Troop K in Woolmarket. Accepted items include water, canned foods, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, paper products and sunscreen. The site will remain open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday
- 16741 Highway 67
The Salvation Army is collecting donations. Text MSTORNADOES to 51555 or visit helpsalvationarmy.org to give.
A GoFundMe being overseen by First Baptist Church in Rolling Fork can be found here.
United Way of South Mississippi is taking donations at bit.ly/uwaydonate.
If you know of other donation sites not mentioned on this list, please send an email to email@example.com.
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