The storm-ravaged region of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia is facing a continued threat of flood waters after Hurricane Florence left destruction in its wake and more than 40 people dead, according to the Red Cross.
“The aftermath is devastating,” said Denise Sawyer, marketing and public relations director of Ocean Pines Association. “Families are displaced and homes are destroyed. Help us as the Ocean Pines Association extends relief to the victims of Hurricane Florence.”
The Association, with the help of its employees and Board of Directors, has started a disaster relief effort to provide non-perishable food items, bottled water, baby supplies, pet supplies and more to those in the Carolinas.
The collection effort starts on Friday, Sept. 21 and lasts through Friday, Oct. 12. The Association is asking residents to contribute the following items: powdered drink mixes like Crystal Light, Gatorade, coffee, granola bars, crackers, energy bars, non-perishable microwaveable food, canned fruit and nuts, games and playing cards, mops, brooms, Lysol, dog and cat food, pet treats, cat litter, and books.
Other needed items are toiletries like toilet tissue, Tums, toothpaste and toothbrushes, hand sanitizers, hand towels, emery boards, nail clippers, foot powder, talcum powder, body lotion, ChapStick, deodorant, diapers, baby bottles, baby food and baby formula and more. Please do not donate clothing, liquids or perishable items.
Drop off points will include the Ocean Pines Community Center at 235 Ocean Parkway, Public Works at 1 Firehouse Lane, Sports Core Pool at 11144 Cathell Road and the Administration Building, including the Police Department, at 239 Ocean Parkway.
Our goal is to raise enough items to provide a tractor-trailer load of organized relief.
Please join us in this effort to help those who need it most. For more information about the Ocean Pines Relief Effort, contact 410-641-7717, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.