CCSO collecting items for Ida victims

Published 10:12 am Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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The Covington County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to provide items for those in need along the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Ida.

According to the CCSO, items of need would include tarps, gas cans with gas, cases of water, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, zip ties, ear plugs, gallons of water, chainsaws, oil, safety glasses, generators, power cords, work gloves, chainsaw gas, MRE’s, non perishable food, granola bars, hand sanitizer, deodorant, first aide kits, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, eye wash, hand soap, laundry detergent, batteries, flashlights, medicated powder, baby powder, baby wipes, formula, and diapers.

“If you have wanted to give back or donate to a great cause, this is your chance. Even a case of water helps,” said Sheriff Blake Turman.

A drop-off area is located behind the Sheriff’s office under the shelter. Monetary donations can be made also by providing to the CCSO secretary. The items will be transported Friday evening.