Hurricane

Here’s how you can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Mario Shade of Wiggins, left, and Clint Ireland of Perkinston carry donated hurricane relief supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims to a waiting truck in the Island View Casino Resort parking lot in Gulfport on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
Mario Shade of Wiggins, left, and Clint Ireland of Perkinston carry donated hurricane relief supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims to a waiting truck in the Island View Casino Resort parking lot in Gulfport on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Hurricane Harvey has diminished, but still is dumping rain on Texas and Louisiana. South Mississippi is reaching out to help those affected by the hurricane.

Below are details on how and where to donate.

If you are organizing a drive in your area and want to be on the list, please include the kind of information you see below and send it to online@sunherald.com.

DETAILS ON DONATIONS

Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief is partnering with the city of Gulfport to take donations to help feed those affected by Hurricane Harvey and first responders. Supplies needed are No. 10 cans (large only) of corn, green beans, baked beans, mixed vegetables, peaches, fruit cocktail, Styrofoam food containers, plastic utensil sets, bottled water, cleaning supplies, powder-free gloves for serving, large aluminum pans and lids (no smalls).

Dropoff locations:

  • Fayard Moving and Warehousing truck, Island View Casino Resort parking lot, U.S. 90 and 30th Avenue, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Neptune’s Hurricane Harvey Relief

Krewe of Neptune Donation & NFL Kickoff Party on Sept. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. A former Neptune officer, now living in Houston after losing everything during Katrina, is helping organize this relief effort with the Declaration Church in Houston, and all donated will be given to the church to distribute among victims. No admission, but request donations of water, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, diapers, pet food, air mattresses, flashlights and batteries, hammers and flat bars.

City of Gulfport

The city is working to assist residents of the waterfront community of Rockport, Texas. Supplies needed: tire repair kits, Fix-a-Flat, square shovels, bottled water, Gatorade, Pedialyte, flavor packs for water, cigarette lighters and matches, tarps, hammer and nails, batteries and flashlights, phone and car charges for iPhone or Android, power strips, underwear and socks of all sizes, baby wipes, bug spray, gift cards (Walmart, Visa, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.)

Dropoff location: Gulfport City Hall, 2309 15th Street 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, or at Gulfport Central Fire Station next to City Hall.

Questions, call Gulfport Public Information Officer, Chris Vignes, at 228-234-8590

The Gulfport Police Department is collecting generators (any size), air compressors (any size), gas cans, fuel tanks, gas, drills and chainsaws. Questions? Call Police Department PIO Josh Bromen, 228-234-9730.

Dropoff location: Call 868-5964 for dropoff locations.

City of Pascagoula

The city has adopted League City, Texas. They are asking for cleaning products, towels, tools, boots, bottled water, bleach, trash bags, gloves, baby wipes and sanitizer, gift cards. Donations are accepted through Sept. 7.

Dropoff locations:

  • Pascagoula Police Department
  • Any Pascagoula Fire Department

City of Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis is collecting disaster relief supplies for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. They can be delivered between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are asking for towels, batteries, brooms and dustpans, baby diapers and formula, bottled water, canned food, can openers, cleaning supplies, dehumidifiers, extension cords, first aid kits, flashlights, gloves, hand sanitizer, heavy plastic, mops, buckets and sponges, plastic buckets and trash cans, garbage bags, masks, rubber or plastic aprons, rubber boots, safety glasses, storage boxes, tarps, tool kits.

Dropoff locations:

  • Fire Station 1, 543 Main St.
  • Fire Station 2, 9998 Highway 603

City of Biloxi

The West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum has activated its online GoFundMe account and is seeking donations for a relief trip in the works to help storm victims in Texas.

City of Waveland

Waveland is accepting donations for items to take to Texas. Suggested donations include water, bleach, non-perishable food items, wipes, personal hygiene products, baby food, diapers, money or gift cards. Don’t donate clothing that you wouldn’t wear.

Dropoff location: Waveland Central Fire, US 90

City of Diamondhead

Diamondhead Meet Your Neighbors Committee and the Property Owners Association are asking for donations of food, batteries, flashlights, resealable bags, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, wipes, cleaning products, garbage bags, baby snacks, pacifiers, bottles, ready-to-use formula, storage containers, clothes (especially for children), blankets, sheets and pillows.

Dropoff location: Diamondhead Community Center, 7600 Country Club Drive, 4-8 p.m. Friday.

City of Long Beach

Long Beach is accepting donations of baby items, formula, gift cards, cleaning supplies, water, Gatorade, toilet paper, paper towels, mops, buckets, bleach, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, Aleve, Advil and toiletries. No clothes, please.

Dropoff locations:

  • Long Beach Police Department, 201 Alexander Road
  • Long Beach Fire Department, 645 Klondyke Road
  • Long Beach Fire Department, 120 East Second Street
  • Long Beach Fire Department, 21066 Johnson Road

American Red Cross

The Red Cross has added a fourth training class for volunteers interested in being deployed to assist in Red Cross relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The class is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 2, at 612 East Pass Road in Gulfport, 2020 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg and 1815 Mississippi 39 North, Suite C, behind the Citizens Bank branch office in Meridian.

Attendees will get an overview of mass care operations with an emphasis on sheltering and a sense of what conditions are on a deployment.

Those interested in becoming unpaid Red Cross volunteers and willing to be deployed for 14 days must pass a standard background check and have a valid driver’s license. Volunteers will be deployed as needed to work with veteran Red Cross volunteers in Texas or Louisiana.

Additional training opportunities are also available.

Those interested should start by visiting www.redcross.org/ and selecting the “Volunteer” option on the top menu bar. Complete the attached online form with basic contact information, which is the first step in registering for this or future classes.

Questions? Call the Gulfport office, 228-896-4511, the Hattiesburg office at 601-582-8151 or the Meridian office at 601-485-5151.

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