Biloxi supports two Ida relief efforts

Fire stations throughout the city will be accepting cleaning supplies and dry goods for Hurricane Ida victims in Independence, La.

The fire stations will begin accepting items — but no clothing or money — Saturday at 8 a.m.

Additionally, a team of volunteers from the Biloxi Fire Museum and Biloxi firefighters will be leaving Wednesday for a seven-day relief effort in Independence, an Ida-decimated community of less than 2,000 outside Hammond, La. Those wishing to make a safe and secure donation to that effort can do so online by clicking here. As of this afternoon, the fund was at $1,245 of its $10,000 goal.

“For those who want to drop off things at a fire station, please remember that we are in a pandemic,” said Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard. “It’s best if this is a drop-off. We cannot have the public inside the fire stations, and anything dropped off must be during daylight hours.”

The Biloxi fire stations:
Station 1 – Central Fire Station
Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center

170 Porter Ave.

Biloxi, MS 39530

Station 2 – Jacquet (East End) Fire Station

274 Howard Ave.

Biloxi, MS 39530

Station 3 – Ohr (Back Bay) Fire Station

784 Elder Street

Biloxi, MS 39530

Station 4 – Lee Chinn Fire Station

168 Veterans Ave.

Biloxi, MS 39531

Station 5 – Bay Vista Fire Station

2499 Pass Road

Biloxi, MS 39531

Station 6 – Popp’s Ferry Fire Station

2139 Popp’s Ferry Road

Biloxi, MS 39532

Station 7 – Fire Station

1656 Popp’s Ferry

Biloxi, MS 39532

Station 8 – Woolmarket Fire Station

8479 Woolmarket Road

Biloxi, MS 39532

Station 9 –Barthes-Sentell Fire Station

9370 Oaklawn Road

Biloxi, MS 39532

Station 10 – Rousseau Fire Station

12007 Old Hwy. 67

Biloxi, MS 39532