City of Birmingham hosts supply drive for Hurricane Ida at Boutwell, Sept. 7-10

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City of Birmingham Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts at Boutwell Auditorium on September 12, 2019. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Know someone who has been affected by Hurricane Ida or just looking for a way to help? The City of Birmingham is hosting a Hurricane Ida relief supply drive from Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, September 10. Here is what you should know.

Birmingham cares

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City of Birmingham Hurricane Ida Relief efforts at Boutwell Auditorium start today. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

As you have seen over the past few weeks, Hurricane Ida has caused devastation to many families. So, the City of Birmingham is offering a helping hand.

Our magical city is hosting a supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors at Boutwell Auditorium starting today, September 7th through Friday, September 10th. There will be volunteers from various organizations including:

  • The World Games
  • Birmingham Squadron
  • Birmingham Fire and Rescue
  • The City of Birmingham (of course.)

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin said he hopes that the items collected will assist people in clean-up and recovery efforts.

Lending a helping hand

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Birmingham water drive at Boutwell Auditorium back in September 2019. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

The supply drive will be open and its volunteers will be on-site from 7:30AM to 4PM. This is a contact-less drive meaning volunteers will remove items from donor’s vehicles as they pull in front of the auditorium. CLOTHING IS NOT ACCEPTED

Acceptable collection items include:

  • Shovels
  • Bottled water
  • Sunscreen
  • Tarps (any size)
  • Heavy duty garden rakes
  • Work gloves
  • Hammers
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Masks
  • Baby/adult diapers
  • Disinfectant
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Canned goods and individually wrapped snacks
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Ponchos

Alabama is doing a great job at supporting our southern neighbors, and I’m proud of Birmingham for being a part of that.

You can go to hurricanerecovery.la.gov for disaster assistance, text LASHELTER to 888 211 for Louisiana shelter information and check out our latest Hurricane Ida relief story for more information.

What other ways have you seen for Birmingham to support Hurricane Ida survivors? Tag us @BhamNow on social and let us know.

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