Local organizations accepting donations for La. flooding victims
Several area business and organizations are accepting donations for the flooding victims in Louisiana. If you'd like to help, check out the list of donation locations below:
Todd Henson of Cafe 219 in downtown Mobile will be taking donated supplies to Baton Rouge Friday. Items needed: Cleaning supplies, school supplies and non-perishable foods. Cafe 219 is at the corner of Joachim and Conti.
Tim Jordan, the husband of a Local 15 Sales Executive, is spearheading another drive, and is working through the Red Cross. He has secured a rental truck and would like to fill it with similar items. You can donate at the Walgreens, at the corner of Springhill Avenue, across from Mobile Infirmary.
You can always donate cash to the American Red Cross.
Belk at The Shoppes of Bel Air is collecting non-perishable food items, working with other Belks in the region. Their Belk store in Denham Springs is a complete loss and 18 associates were effected - they are doing their part to get supplies to all in that area. You can drop off at Cosmetics entrance.
The Junior League of Mobile is accepting Walmart and Target gift cards, diapers and feminine hygiene items at their headquarters on North Sage Avenue.
The police and fire departments in Saraland are accepting donations for the flooding victims in Louisiana. If you'd like to help, drop off your donations at 716 Highway 43 South, 24/7. See what items are needed HERE.
The University of South Alabama Department of Athletics will be collecting donated goods and supplies on behalf of victims of flooding in Louisiana. A trailer will be set up in the Stanky Field parking lot off Old Shell Road, with donations accepted through the weekend. All collected goods will be delivered on Monday to Lafayette, La., in support of the community of fellow Sun Belt Conference member Louisiana-Lafayette.
The City of Fairhope and the Fairhope Police Department are adopting a city in Louisiana to gather and deliver supplies to those in need after the devastating flooding. They will be adopting the city if Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The Fairhope Police Department will be sending three to four patrol officers to assist where they are needed. If you would like to make a donation you can deliver supplies to the James P. Nix Center by 5 p.m. or to the Fairhope Police Department Lobby by 9 p.m. on August 18, 2016. They are in need of cleaning supplies, toiletries, pet supplies, hand sanitizer, chapstick, bug spray, and individually wrapped snacks. For additional information, call (251) 929-1466.