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Supplies needed for local homeless population

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM CDT
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Press Release (WTVY) - TSome of the information below was provided to WTVY in a news release from Wiregrass 2-1-1 and the Southeast Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (SEACH).

Supplies Needed for our Local Homeless Population. We Need Your Help!

Partner agencies from the Southeast Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (SEACH) need supplies for our Homeless population as cooler weather is just around the corner. We are asking that donations of supplies for the Homeless be dropped off at area agencies that will distribute the items to our local homeless population. Below are the supplies needed and the drop off locations. Thank you for your support!

“During this season of giving and thankfulness, let’s do what we can to make sure that we’re taking care of those less fortunate,” says David Duke, Executive Director of Wiregrass 2-1-1. “You know, people aren’t homeless because they wanna be, there are circumstances, there are reasons that you may not understand or know.”

NEEDED SUPPLIES:

No clothing please, except coats/sweaters, gloves, socks, gloves, underwear and jeans only for men, women & children. There are many local organizations providing clothing on a weekly basis year-round.

Hygiene Needs: combs, hair brushes, personal hygiene items (Soap, Shampoo, Razor, Deodorant, Toilet Tissue, Hand Sanitizer, Wet-Wipes, Toothbrush and Tooth paste, lotion), and women’s hygiene items

Bedding/Sleeping Needs: Tents (2 to 4 person), flat sheets, sleeping bags, blankets, air mattresses or cots

Food: non-perishable food items to include POP-TOP easy open food, cases of bottled water

Other Needs: flash lights, batteries, wallets, purses, camp chairs, Coleman stoves, personal camping sized propane bottles, belts, bikes, bug spray & backpacks

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

The Harbor: 320 N Foster St, Dothan. Mon - Thu 8 - 11, Sat 8 - 11. Ph: 334-790-0431

Love In Action International Ministries: 279 W Main St, Dothan. Tue & Thu 10 - 2 p.m. Wed & Fri 10 - 12. Ph: 334-494-4995

Moma Tina’s Mission House: 605 N Alice St, Dothan. Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri from 11-1 & 4-6 or call 334-648-0960 to arrange.

Living Hope Community Outreach: 309 N Lena St, Dothan. Mon, Tues, & Thu 11 - 1. Ph: 334-671-2376

Wiregrass 2-1-1: 545 West Main Street, Suite 313, Dothan. Mon – Fri, 8-4:30.

For additional info, dial 2-1-1

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