Pictures are emerging on the utter devastation experienced in SW Louisiana – infrastructure, homes and lives are destroyed. As is our custom, the maritime industry is generous in spirit and in donations. The Alabama State Port Authority, APM Terminals Mobile, Maersk, Wright Transportation are providing in-kind services to collect, pack and transport relief supplies to Lake Charles, LA. We could not achieve this drive without the support of our community partners: The City of Mobile, The Mobile Bar Pilots, The Propeller Club of Mobile, The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama State Port Authority Employees Club, and the International Longshoremen Association. Organizers are coordinating with officials in Calcasieu Parish, LA to ensure distribution of supplies upon arrival.
Please consider donating supplies to this relief effort.
The following drop points are available through 5:00 pm, CDT Thursday, September 3, 2020:
24 Hrs. / 7 Days per week
APM Terminals Mobile
901 Ezra Trice Blvd.
Just off of I-10, Virginia Street Exit
Monday through Friday, 7:00 am through 5:30 pm
Alabama State Port Authority
250 N. Water Street
NEEDED ITEMS LIST:
- Bottled Water
- Nonperishable food items – don’t’ forget about baby food
- Personal Hygiene/Feminine Hygiene/Baby Products
- Pet Supplies
- Batteries D, C, AA, AAA
- Household Cleaning Supplies – PLEASE NO BLEACH PRODUCTS
- Basic first aid supplies and medicines (over the counter)
- Toilet Paper / Paper Towels
- Mosquito repellent
Affected communities are also seeking cash contributions. If you wish to donate, please check these websites to ensure your donation goes through an accredited charity.
CharityNavigator.org at https://www.charitynavigator.org/
GuideStar at https://www.guidestar.org/
If you have question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!