Sheriffs Offices organize collection for the victims of Hurricane Irma


BOURNE
– Sheriff James M. Cummings is partnering with several other Sheriffs to support the Florida Sheriffs Association and the people of Florida in a collection effort of much needed non-perishable items.

“There are thousands of people in Florida who lost everything from the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. The items on the recommended list will bring comfort and safety to some of our most vulnerable citizens” said Sheriff Cummings when he volunteered to assist with this effort.

Donations will be accepted in the lobby of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, 6000 Sheriff’s Place in Bourne until Friday, October 6th.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, the follow Police Departments are also serving as a drop-off location for the listed non-perishable item:

Bourne Police, 175 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Brewster Police, 631 Harwich Road, Brewster
Dennis Police, 90 Bob Crowell Rd, South Dennis
Falmouth Police, 750 Main Street, Falmouth
Orleans Police, 90 South Orleans Road, Orleans
Sandwich Police, 117 Route 6A, Sandwich
Wellfleet Police, 36 Gross Hill Road, Wellfleet
Yarmouth Police, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd, West Yarmouth

In addition to collecting non-perishable items to be transported to locations identified by the Florida Sheriffs Association, if Cape Codders would like to make a financial donation, the Florida Sheriffs Association asks you to use the below link:

https://www.volunteerflorida.org/irma/

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. 100% of funds raised will go toward disaster-related response and recovery; there are no overhead costs.
Sheriff Cummings stated, “Cape Codders are generous and caring people. On behalf the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office and our brother and sister Sheriffs of Florida, thank you to everyone who is able to donate items or money to this most worthy cause.”

Hurricane Irma Relief Supplies Needed
1) Cases of Water
3) Mouthwash
4) Baby Formula
5) Shampoo/Conditioner
6) Deodorant
7) Cat Litter
8) Hand-held Can Openers
9) Cleaning Supplies
10) Bleach
11) School Supplies
12) Packages of underwear (new)
13) Feminine Hygiene Products
14) Toilet Paper
15) Toothbrush/Toothpaste
16) Pet Food (dog/cat)
17) First Aid Kits
18) Razors
19) Plastic silverware
20) Gift Cards
21) Back Packs
22) Pillows (new)
23) Diapers
24) Paper Towels
25) Gloves
26) Pet Cages
27) Batteries
28) Garbage Bags
29) Paper Plates
30) Plastic Bins
31) Baby Wipes
32) Hand Sanitizer
33) Sunscreen
34) Pet Collars/Leashes
35) Flashlights
36) Zip Lock Bags
37) Non-Perishable Food
38) Mosquito Repellent
39) Tin Foil

Media release furnished by Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office



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