Agencies collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy victims | Community Spirit
As more agencies and individuals start collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, we’ve compiled a list of a few of those organizations:
Harrison County, along with the cities of Biloxi, D’Iberville, Gulfport, Long Beach and Pass Christian, as well as Island View Casino and other possible sponsors, are teaming up in a county-wide effort to send relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The County of Monmouth, New Jersey has been adopted as the location to send the relief items to. Belmar, New Jersey, which is located in the County of Monmouth, came to the aid of Pass Christian after Hurricane Katrina by donating a rescue truck, equipment, and many supplies.
John Fayard Moving and Gollott Bros Moving Co. have donated the use of a semi-truck in which to transport the donated items in. Items can be dropped off at the following Fire Departments between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Sunday and the Harrison County Courthouses Monday thru Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, November 13th thru Friday, November 30th.
Biloxi Main Fire Station
170 Porter Avenue
D’Iberville Fire Department
3407 Big Ridge Road
Gulfport Fire Department
1515 23rd Avenue
Long Beach Fire Department
645 Klondyke Road
Pass Christian Fire Department
707 West North Street
808 East 2nd Street
Bldg and Grounds Dept.
730 Dr., Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
1801 23rd Ave.
Below is a list of needed items: (Please, no clothes or used items)
Cleaning Supplies Brooms
Senior Citizen Supplies Washing Detergent
(Diapers/Bed Pads, Etc.) Clorox
Scrub Brushes Sanitizing Wipes
Towels Hand Sanitizers/Lotions
Wash Cloths First Aide Supplies
Cleaning Rags Chap Stick
Dish towels Work and Cleaning Gloves
Blankets Rubber boots
Plastic Tote Bins with Lids P-100 masks
New Coats New Underwear and Socks
Industrial Trash Bags Flash Lights and Batteries
Can Goods Manual Can Openers
Baby Supplies Personal Hygiene Products
Gift Cards accepted to the following:
Lowe’s Wal-Mart Target Rite Aid
Home Depot Walgreen’s CVS
The Jackson County Board of Supervisors and local cities are coordinating efforts to collect, package and deliver supplies to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Several drop off sites throughout the County will be open from now until Friday, November 16.
Items that are dropped off will be consolidated and packaged for delivery to staging areas in Monmouth County, NJ or Bergen County, NJ. Terry Jackson of Jackson County’s Emergency Management Office and Doug Adams of Pascagoula Police Department are currently in these communities working with their local Emergency Management Offices and assisting with the coordination of this effort.
Items that will be accepted include: cleaning products, rubber gloves and boots, mops, shovels, industrial strength trash bags, and other non-perishables such as canned food, baby supplies, paper products, clean blankets and linens, jackets, can openers, NEW socks and under ware, new gas cans, and personal hygiene items. Monmouth County has also asked for school supplies. Clothing items, other than those mentioned above, will not be collected.
Collection Sites in Jackson County:
• Jackson County: To Monmouth County
• Fontainebleau Fire Department - 3901 Highway 57 South
Every day from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Vancleave Fire Department - 5117 Ballpark Road
Every day from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Gulf Park Estates Fire Departments – 1401 Elm Street OR 23 East Simmons Bayou
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Ocean Springs: To Monmouth County
• Fire Station by WalMart - 3820 Bienville Boulevard
Every day 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Churches can also call 228-875-6722 to coordinate a pick up on the 19th
• Moss Point: To Monmouth County
• Old City Hall - 4400 Denny Ave.
Nov. 12 – 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and
Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact 228-217-2754 or 228-938-2850 to coordinate other drop off times
• Gautier: To Monmouth County
• Gautier Central Fire Department – 2502 College Circle
Every day from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Pascagoula: To Bergen County
Pascagoula sites (listed below) will be collecting items for Bergen County, NJ until Nov. 12. In addition to the items listed above Pascagoula sites are accepting clothing.
Pascagoula Contact: 228-938-6671
• Pascagoula Police Department – 24 hours/day
• All Fire Departments in Pascagoula – 24 hours/day
- Central Fire Station – 1707 Jackson Ave.
- Lake Ave. Fire Station – 1411 Lake Ave.
- Bayou Casotte Fire Station – 3608 Scovel
• Parks & Recreation Department – Pascagoula Street
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
F&H Trucking and Chevron Refinery of Pascagoula are assisting with the delivery, and Ingalls Shipbuilding will be helping with the effort as well. Other businesses and organizations who would like to participate should call Supervisor John McKay’s office at 228-769-3260.
Churches that wish to coordinate a specific drop off time can contact Barbara Dumas-Marshall at 228-217-2754 or 228-938-2850. Churches in Ocean Springs can also call Anne Pitre at 228-875-6722 to coordinate a pick up on Nov. 19. For any additional information please call Supervisor John McKay’s office 769-3378.
Interested in donating your time, blood or money? You can do so, by either calling the Red Cross or visiting them online. Click Red Cross or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Salvation Army asks for monetary donations. You can make a $10 donation by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
You an make donations on their website, simply click United Way. You can also make a $10 donation by texting the word RECOVERY to 52000.
First Baptist Pass Christian
The youth group is collecting canned goods, water, hygiene products, clothing etc. To donate call First Baptist Pass Christian at 228-238-4792.
City of Pascagoula
The City of Pascagoula is collecting items for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items needed include the following:
• Clothing • Cooking utensils• Linens• Towels• Gas cans• Non-perishable foods• Personal care items. These items will be shipped to Bergen County, New Jersey.
Donations will be collected from November 2 -12 at various locations throughout Pascagoula to include: • Pascagoula Police Department, 611 Live Oak Avenue, • Central Fire Station, 1707 Jackson Avenue • Lake Avenue Fire Station, 1411 Lake Avenue, • Bayou Cassotte Fire Station, 3608 Scovel Avenue, • Parks and Recreation Center, 2935 Pascagoula Street.
Billy Lamb owner of South Mississippi Land Improvements is collecting toy donations for children impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you are interested in making a toy donation, it must be wrapped, labeled for either a boy or girl and age group.
Here is where you can donate:
- Atlantic Marine on Hwy 90 in Waveland
- Rosetti’s liquor barrel in Bay St. Louis across from the hospital
- Hubbard Hardware on Nicholson Avenue in Waveland
For details call 228-697-2711. Lamb will be delivering the presents on December 20.