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County organizations involved with Harvey recovery

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Copiah County is getting involved in helping with the clean up of the Texas and Louisiana survivors.
The Tractor Supply of Hazlehurst, is taking donations for the rescued animals at animal shelters who are stranded, dirty, and hungry (ranging from cats, dogs, horses, to cows etc.). The FFA Group from Lloyd Star with Mr. Billy Sumrall has teamed up with Tractor Supply (Hazlehurst location) in this effort to pick up and take the donations to animal shelter locations in the affected areas. Any contribution is appreciated even if it is just a bottle of dog shampoo or a tube of horse wormer.
At this time, a cut-off date has not been determined. The store information is listed if there are questions.
Tractor Supply, 110D Market Place, Hazlehurst, 601-894-9920
Monday thru Saturday: 8 A.M. – 9 P.M.; Sunday: 9 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Sojourners Trucking Company has delivered a semi-trailer to the Master’s House on East Whitworth St. that can be loaded with supplies. The trailer will remain through Monday, Sept. 11.
The Associational Office is open Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., so we will need volunteer help on the days the office is closed as well as through the weekend.
The trailer will go to Houston Northwest Baptist Church, Southern Baptist Church, which has been set up as a relief center. This location can change, but supplies will be delivered where needed. Luke Johnson, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Ellisville, is helping coordinate the effort and will give instructions about the delivery.
The items needed:
Personal Hygiene items
Cleaning Supplies (These are the priority items needed):
Shockwave Concentrate-1 Gallon- (Much stronger than bleach)
Disposable safety masks
Wet mop
Cleaning gloves
Spray bottles
Bottled Water and Coolers
Box Cutters
Laundry Detergent
Shop Wet Vac
WalMart Gift cards
Dryer Sheets
If food items are given make sure these are non-perishable (these are not priority items).
No clothes, no furniture (they will be refused).
To make an UMCOR donation to help with Hurricane Harvey and flood relief for affected areas inTexas, text RESPONSE to 80888 and a $10 donation to UMCOR will appear on your phone bill. 100% of donations given to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) goes to help.
We have had a request from our UMCOR Supply Depot at Sager Brown for cleaning buckets and health kits. They are needed in Texas and Louisiana to help in the relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey. We ask that you adhere to the UMCOR instructions when assembling these kits, to include the shipping donation requested. Click here to view an instructional video on how to assemble the kit. You can also find a list of items needed for hygiene kits here. Listed below are drop-off locations by districts: Camp Wesley Pines is the dropoff for this area.
Imagine… You are putting out your newspaper, watching the water slowly rise as flood warnings sound around town.
The water is at the curb, then the doorstep, then inside the shop.
Your staff is determined to put out the paper anyway. By the end of the day, you realize you are running for your lives.
It could happen to anyone. It DID happen in Texas. Community newspapers are fighting to survive Hurricane Harvey.
Please help them. Donate to the National Newspaper Association Foundation. Funds will be devoted to public service messages in the affected newspapers about the importance of an informed public during a catastrophe. Help them help their readers.
The National Newspaper Association Foundation (NNAF) is the educational arm of the National Newspaper Association (NNA). Its mission is to promote news literacy, protect the First Amendment, and enhance the quality, role and capabilities of community newspapers and community journalists. Donations are tax-deductible. To donate, go to:


Copiah-Lincoln Community College is accepting donations of toiletries, diapers, baby wipes, new socks and underwear, new towels, bottled water and canned food with pop tops until Friday, September 8 at the Counseling Center in the Henley Building.  Items can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.


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