Fire museum seeks supplies for Isaac victims

Members of the Biloxi fire museum are coordinating a relief trip to the area of Venice, La., to deliver supplies to Hurricane Isaac victims.

The museum, which is officially known as the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Museum and Fire Education Center, is seeking donations of cleaning supplies, such as mops, brooms, bleach, buckets; roofing supplies, including shingles, tar paper, decking, flashing, nails; and food staples, such as mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and jelly. Insect repellant is also needed.

No clothing, or refrigerated or frozen items can be accepted, but monetary donations toward the purchase of cleaning or roofing supplies can be accepted.

“This is a smaller area with a lower-income population where the people are in dire need,” said Biloxi Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Boney, who is a volunteer at the all-volunteer fire museum.

No clothing or refrigerated or frozen items can be accepted.

Donations of cleaning supplies, building materials or food staples can be dropped off at any Biloxi Fire Station now through Friday, Sept. 14.

The museum is coordinate its efforts through the Boothville-Venice Volunteer Fire Department in Venice.

Print the poster: To print a flyer about the Biloxi fire museum effort, click here.

More about the museum: To learn more about the Biloxi fire museum and take a photographic tour of the Howard Avenue facility,
click here.