Birmingham is ready to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

VIDEO; Birmingham helps the Bahamas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The City of Birmingham and the Christian Service Mission is teaming up to send supplies from Alabama to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian left destruction and people in need in its path.

The Executive director of the Christian Service Mission, Tracy Hipps explains what is happening and how you could help.

“We will send things like tents, duck tape, flashlights all kind of things like that,” said Hipps. “We are teaming up with the City of Birmingham and the Mayors office to collect cleaning supplies, just anything people would need from a disaster.”

For those interested in helping out, collection locations will be set up Boutwell Auditorium beginning September 9-12 from 7:30 am to 5pm daily. Donations are also accepted at the Christian Service Mission located at 3600 3rd Avenue South in Birmingham, AL 35222.

Items collected during the supply drive will include baby supplies and diapers, batteries, bikes, new blankets, bottled water, can openers (manual), candles, canned goods, cleaning supplies, duct tape, extension cords, first aid kits, flash lights, garbage bags, hammers and nails, insect repellent, maps (local and regional), matches, mosquito nets, paper towels, safety glasses, sunscreen, tarps, tents, toilet paper, toiletries, wipes, work gloves, and zip ties.

Clothing will not be accepted at the supply drive.

Containers will be shipped out starting Saturday to Fort Lauderdale, FL and then to the Bahamas.

Anyone interested in volunteering during the drive may contact United Way Hands On.

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