Biloxi police seek donations for fire victims

The Biloxi Police Department is asking for donations for victims of a massive wildfire that destroyed a thousand Colorado homes and businesses days after Christmas.

“Biloxi is no stranger to natural disasters and catastrophes,” said Biloxi Police Capt. Louis Moran. “The one common thread that helped hold our community together in the wake of disasters such as Hurricanes Camille and Katrina, was the Coast’s resiliency with the help of fellow communities all over the country.”

In fact, Moran’s division includes a former officer from Boulder County, Colo.

On Dec. 30, 2021, a bush fire driven by strong winds damaged or destroyed nearly a thousand homes and businesses in the towns of Superior and Louisville in a fire that eventually covered more than 6,000 acres.

Those interested in dropping off gift cards or monetary donations, may do so at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Ave. No food or clothing will be accepted.

Donations will be sent to the Louisville Police Department to be distributed to the victims of the wildfire.

For more information, contact the Biloxi Police Department’s Community Relations Division at 228-385-3033.

News & Notes: weather, council

Cold weather: A hard freeze warning is in effect tonight and Saturday night. Remember to protect people, pets, plants, and pipes. To see some winter fire safety tips, click here.

City council: The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.