Locals collecting for Dorian relief

Published 3:22 pm Friday, September 6, 2019

Last year Bainbridge faced devastation in the wake of Hurricane Michael. With the help of many, the town was able to get back on its feet. Now, it is time for the town to return the favor after Hurricane Dorian recently destroyed parts of the Bahamas.

There are several organizations in town collecting donations.

The Bainbridge Middle School Student Council and Gentlemen’s Club are sponsoring a drive to send some of the needed supplies.

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They have requested baby supplies such as, baby wipes, baby diapers, baby bottles and baby formula.

Families are in need of canned foods, water, clothes, shoes, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, napkins, spoons, forks, safety kits, flashlights, face cloths, bath cloths, soap, body wash and tarps. Along with families, their pets need dog and cat food.

The drive will begin on September 9 and last through September 20. All the items can be dropped off at Bainbridge Middle School in the Conference Room. For more information, contact the school at 229-248-2206.

Bainbridge Public Safety has partnered with Valdosta Flying Services and are also collecting items to be taken to those affected.

They are requesting bottled water, non perishable food, hygiene essentials, toiletries, under garments, mosquito repellent, blankets, beverages and baby items.

The donation drive will begin September 6 and last through September 12. Donations can be dropped off at BPS Headquarters, 510 E. Louise Street, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For larger donations, contact PSO Ladaric Jones at 229-726-8761 or PIO Julie Harris at 229-515-0022.