GRASONVILLE — Local firefighter Justin Davis is spearheading a Hurricane Matthew relief effort to aid first responders and their families in Lumberton, N.C., and others there devastated by flooding.
Davis said he is waiting for flood waters to subside before heading out with the first tractor-trailer load of supplies. He estimated roads might be clear enough to make the trip in the next week or so.
In the meantime, collections are ongoing. Items sought include: blankets, pillows, bottled water, canned food (preferably pop top), baby food and formula, bottles/sippy cups, plastic silverware, plastic cups, paper plates and bowls, paper towels, baby wipes, diapers, toys such as coloring books and crayons, toiletries, garbage bags, plastic storage bins, gloves, masks, safety glasses, buckets, mops, squeegees, all types of cleaning supplies, extension cords, submersible pumps, wet/dry vacuums, dehumidifiers, fans, heaters and generators.
“Unlike the past, we will also be accepting gift cards not only to pass out to those in need but also to assist with fuel/supplies to those delivering everything. This is not going to be a cheap trip,” Davis said.
Current drop-off locations include: Shore Stop (South), 201 Romancoke Road, Vape Bird, 356 Romancoke Road, and Rams Head Shore House, 800 Main St., all in Stevensville; Grasonville Community Center, 5601 Main St., and Massage By Jess, 430 Kent Narrows Road, in Grasonville; A-Shore Out Bail Bonds, 101 S. Commerce St., in Centreville; and Best Western Inn & Suites, 8708 Alicia Dr., Easton.
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