Harvey Relief Effort- Join Us!

Hurricane Harvey left destruction in its wake after it spawned deadly flooding along the Gulf Coast. The aftermath is devastating. Families are displaced. Homes are destroyed. Lives are forever changed. The road to recovery for the gulf region appears to be a long road. Help us as the Ocean Pines Association extends relief to the victims in Texas.

The Association, with the help of its employees and Board of Directors, is starting a disaster relief effort to provide non-perishable food items, bottled water, baby supplies, pet supplies and more to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Texas,” said Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer. “Let’s come together as a community and contribute to the many victims and agencies that came to the aid of displaced families following Hurricane Harvey.”

The collection effort starts on Tuesday, Sept. 5 and lasts through Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. The Association is asking residents to contribute items to those impacted by devastating floodwaters in Texas.

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. If it is easier for you, our Police Department can swing by and pick up items you may have to donate. To schedule a four hour pick-up window, call 410-641-7747.

Suggested items are: 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 liquids or perishable items.

Barbely’s Transport from Newark, Md. has volunteered to drive the tractor trailer load of supplies to a designated location in Texas. Martin Fish Company of Ocean City, Sysco of Pocomoke City, ABC printers of West Ocean City and Magee Farms of Selbyville have donated the shipping and collection boxes. Our goal is to raise enough items to provide a tractor trailer load of organized relief for Irving Cares, an emergency assistance non-profit organization and shelter for displaced families in Texas.

Please join us in this effort to help those who need it most. For more information about the Ocean Pines Coastal Community Relief Effort, contact 410-641-7717, or email info@oceanpines.org.

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