With The Bahamas facing mass devastation after Hurricane Dorian, communities across the nation have begun coordinating relief efforts.
DeKalb County has identified two drop-off sites and a long list of food, supplies and household items that will be taken to the Bahamas Consulate’s office in Atlanta and then shipped overseas.
Donations will be accepted at these DeKalb locations through noon on Monday, Sept. 9:
- DeKalb Tax Commissioner’s office dealer lobby, 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur;
- Clerk of Superior Court office at the DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur, 556 N. McDonough Street, Room G-140.
Various DeKalb offices have signed on in support of the drive, including the Clerk of Courts, Tax Commissioner, District Attorney and Sheriff’s Office.
The list of requested supplies:
- Bottled water
- Tool kits
- Dish soap
- Personal hygiene, toiletries
- Paper towels
- Manual can openers
- Mosquito repellent
- Rain gear
- Disinfectant supplies, bleach
- Canned food, ready-to-eat soup
- Packaged foods
- Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
- Baby supplies (diapers, food, formula, etc.)
- Garbage bags
- Food storage bags
- Towels and bed sheets
- First aid kits
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