HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Below is a list of drop off locations accepting donations for Texas flood victims.
Midtown Market (formerly known as University Mall) will be accepting donations on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 8 am to 6 pm at the Midtown Market location.
There will be a truck parked in the alleyway next to Tabella Italian Restaurant that will be collecting and loading the donated items.
These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm within the Klein Independent School District in Spring, Texas.
Midtown Market has been in direct contact with University of Southern Mississippi alumni who live and teach in this area.
Please join us on Tuesday as our community comes together in helping our neighbors in need.
Some of the items requested for donation are:
- Bottled water
- Hand sanitizer
- Pet food
- Paper towels
- Snack bars
- Trash bags
- Cleaning supplies
- Bug repellent.
Moselle Baptist Church:
Moselle Memorial Baptist Church has begun collecting items that will be transported to a small Texas community on Sunday.
Church officials said it's a way for them to be good neighbors and it's an opportunity to care for people that are in their extended church over in Texas.
"We hope to get some baby diapers, baby food, bottled water, packaged shirts, packaged underwear and all types of cleaning supplies," said Associate Pastor Stephen Taylor. "The goal is to gain some items to be able to take over to Nome, Texas. We've got a contact there that we hope to be able to take to. Right now they are under about 10 inches of water if not more."
The group will be collecting from now until Sunday 7am until 7pm each day
The church is located at the crossroads of Moselle near the elementary school.
St Fabian, Sacred Heart, Holy Rosary:
Hattiesburg churches are joining together to collect supplies to send to residents in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
A member of St. Fabian Catholic Church said the church has rented a 26-foot truck to fill with supplies and drive to Texas. Sacred Heart, Holy Rosary, St. Thomas and St. Fabian are all working together to gather supplies.
The church said the truck will be parked in the Lincoln Road Package Store & Winn Dixie parking lot on Thursday, August 31st from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The truck will then be moved to the Lights Jewelers and Half Shell parking lot on the same day from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Immediate needs include:
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Formula
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Non-perishable Food (Canned meats, fruits, vegetables, juices, high-energy foods)
- Can openers
- Plastic utensils and paper plates
The Ellisville Police Department:
The Ellisville Police Department is coordinating a relief semi-trailer that is parked outside the police department for donations to take to Texas. Chief Russell has spoken to a representative from FEMA this morning and they informed us that one of the main concerns coming up would be clean up. Bleach and cleaning supplies would be needed to help combat the effects of the flooding. If you would like to help our neighbors in Texas please bring your donations if possible in boxes to the police department so that our guys can load it. Along with the cleaning supplies and bleach they also need baby food and formula, diapers, wipes, can foods(nonperishable), soap, bottled water, pet supplies, and hand sanitizer.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Department:
The Jasper County Sheriff's Department will be accepting donations for the Texas storm victims. Non perishable items ONLY and please, no clothes. Water, toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers, etc. are what we need. We will make sure that it gets to where it needs to go! The Bay Springs Fire Department has offered to be a drop off point as well this Saturday ( all day). No cash please!!!!
JCJC, Endom Trailer, Parish Transport LL, Howard Industries:
Jones County Junior College along with Endom Trailer, Parish Transport LLC., and Howard Industries will be hosting an essential needs drive for the Houston Area affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations will be accepted on the campus of Jones County Junior College, in the Transportation and Bus Barn area which is located across from the Home and Health Services building and Community Bank baseball-softball fields. Donations will be accepted beginning on Friday, September 1, at 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be filling trailers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and on Monday, September 4, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Please note, only cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and non-perishable food items will be accepted. (See complete list below.) The donation location will not be accepting open packages, homemade food items, perishable foods, baby food and items with "expired" dates. Bottled water and high-protein canned foods, like tuna, stew, pasta, are in high demand.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, the JCJC Foundation, Inc., will be ensuring donations for disaster relief in Texas will be distributed through the Reach Out America program to purchase supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can donate online at www.jcjc.edu/foundation/support or mail a check to: JCJC Foundation, Inc., 900 S Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437.
Donations will be delivered to the Texas VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) on Monday, September 4. For more information, contact Finee Ruffin at 601-477-4079. For delivery inquiries contact 60-477-4123.
The following items will be accepted at the Jones County Junior College donation location:
- Paper towels
- Scrub Brushes
- Garbage Bags
Personal Hygiene Items
- Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, razors, deodorant)
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Wet Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Non-perishable Food
- Most Needed Items:
- Protein items - Canned tuna or chicken
- Canned stews and pasta/meat
- Peanut butter
- Canned fruits
- Juice cans or boxes
- Canned vegetables
- Soups with meat and/or beans, meal-in-a-can
- Cereals and cereal bars
- Bottled Water
The donation location will not be accepting the following items:
- Open packages
- Homemade food items
- Perishable foods
- Baby food
- Items with “expired” dates
Covington County Sheriff's Department:
The Covington County Sheriff's Department will be at Rameys Friday until 5 o'clock and Saturday from eight until three only at the Collins location.
The drop off site in Sumrall is at Rameys but will end Friday at five.
All of the supplies are going to Beaumont Texas and the department will leave Saturday night to deliver the items to emergency officials.
Commiskey-Wheat Detachment of the Marine Corps League
The Commiskey-Wheat Detachment of the Marine Corps League is hosting a "Texas Supply Drive" that will go through the week.
Commandant W.C. Maples said the group is collecting non-perishable food, baby items, cleaning supplies and household items.
The drop-off location is the Marine Corps League building at 5173 West 4th Street, across the road from the Keith's Superstore at the Crosscreek Parkway intersection.
Here are the drop-off times:
- Tuesday, September 5 - Friday, September 8: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday, September 9: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Maples said the group will also be collecting monetary donations to send to the Texas state office of the Marine Corps League.
Corner Market Bellevue:
A truck will be outside the Corner Market in Bellevue Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. accepting donations for Harvey victims.