The Beaufort Firemen’s Association, a 501 C-3 non-profit, is coordinating a hurricane relief effort for Louisiana. “We know all to well what it is like to go through a devastating storm,” said Captain Sean Cowley, Treasurer of the Beaufort Firemen’s Association on Monday as Hurricane Delta approached landfall later in the week. “The Beaufort Firemen’s Association wishes to give back and lend a helping hand to those impacted by Hurricane Delta in the hard hit areas of Lake Charles, Louisiana.”
The Lake Charles area also received significant damages from Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27, as it made landfall at a record-breaking Category 4 hurricane, the first Cat 4 on record in southwestern Louisiana.The Association is collecting essential items to transport to the Lake Charles area next week and asks that the Carteret County community help with relief efforts. A list of suggested items is below. Please note that water and clothing are not being accepted at this time.
Chainsaws Cleaning supplies
Generators Disinfectant supplies
Gas cans Hand Sanitizer
Oil Mix Bug Spray
Tarps Baby diapers, wipes & supplies
Tie-down straps Hygiene products
Roofing nails Non-perishable food
Pet food & supplies
Donations may be delivered to the Beaufort Fire Department at 506 Live Oak Street in Beaufort. Please bring items to the back of the building accessed off Pine Street.
Donations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. “Thank you in advance for helping us help others as they work to recover,” Cowley said.
For more information about how to donate, call the Beaufort Fire Department at (252) 728-4325.
Also……the Beaufort Fire Department and the Beaufort Firemen’s Association sell pink t-shirts each year – the money will be donated to medical research to help find a cure for breast cancer. Shirts are $20 each at the Beaufort Fire Department on Live Oak Street.