Boy donates more than $100 of savings to Hurricane Dorian relief

Published 3:48 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Zaylin Scott, 8, made more than $100 making and selling keychains this past summer.

A third grader at West Bainbridge Elementary school, Scott didn’t set out to buy a new bike or video games. Instead, he took his hard-earned money and donated it to Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas. He went to Bainbridge Public Safety to drop it off.

“When I heard about Hurricane Dorian wiping out the Bahamas, I knew what I wanted to do with this money,” said Scott. “The people of the Bahamas need it more than I do.”

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BPS Sgt. Chuck Strickland and Officer LaDaric Jones accepted the donation from Scott and treated him to a personal tour of BPS headquarters.

Bainbridge Public Safety has partnered with Valdosta Flying Services to collect items to be taken to those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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

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

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

Hurricane Doran was a Category 5 hurricane when it tore through the Atlantic Ocean, devastating many of the Bahamian islands in its path.