Local Storm Relief Efforts Underway

Local Storm Relief Efforts Underway

Covington Pulls Together to offer financial support, food and supplies to those in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. As tragic and devastating as this type of storm situation can be, it also shows that while the media would like to portray a crumbling society that is at each others’ throats, people will risk their own safety to help people of other colors, races, ages and genders, with no expectation of anything in return. Following is information about local efforts underway. Covington is technically still under a flash flood watch until Thursday, August 31.

The Northshore Food Bank (located at 840 N. Columbia St.) is collecting items for storm relief. From NFB: “In support of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the Northshore Food Bank will be a disaster relief collection site for Second Harvest Food Bank. The food bank is accepting non perishable food and cleaning supplies Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact the Northshore Food Bank at 985-893-9958 for more information. *No clothing donations please*”

The Covington Rotary Club is coordinating efforts with other area Rotary Club Chapters to get supplies to exactly where they are needed. “Covington Rotary is a small group of humble community leaders dedicated to making the world a better place one act of service at a time. Immediately after the recent landfall of Hurricane Harvey, the Covington Rotary Club sprang into action and frankly have not stopped since. Adopting the Brazosport Rotary Club of Lake Jackson, TX – gave us eyes on the ground to better assess the needs and how we could be of service to our neighbors to the West. With all the effort comes costs, and without more funds our efforts will fall short of their potential. So please find it in your heart to give and give generously to our efforts.” Contact Covington Rotary Club at covrotary@gmail.com and find them on Facebook.

Some of our St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employees are part of Team Cajun Invasion. They are collecting relief items to be delivered to the flood victims in Texas. They have asked for the following items:
Cleaning items, Hand sanitizer, Baby wipes, Diapers, Work gloves, Heavy duty garbage bags, First aid items, Toiletries, New bed sheets, New towels, Soap
Donations can be brought to Justice Center in Downtown Covington, to our Administrative Office on Brownswitch in Slidell or to our Training Center in Pearl River. Drop off times are Monday through Friday 8-4:30. After hours, donations can be left on the porch of the Law Office of Spell and Spell (1225 N. Columbia Street, Covington).

From the St. Tammany Humane Society: “Through the generosity of our community, we successfully secured a warehouse located at 78263 Hwy 25 in North Covington (1/4 mile passed the Dollar General on the left-hand side.) The space will be used as a temporary donation drop off for pet-related supplies to be redistributed to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations will be accepted starting Wednesday, 10:00 am. Please find a list of the most-needed items below.