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North Port Police collecting supplies for law enforcement affected by Hurricane Ida

NPPD is collecting supplies for those affected by Hurricane Ida.
NPPD is collecting supplies for those affected by Hurricane Ida.(NPPD)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 5:06 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 12:45 PM EDT
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - North Port Police officers are working to collect supplies for fellow law enforcement agencies affected by Hurricane Ida.

“Many of us here in Florida know the devastation a hurricane can leave behind. Now it’s time for us to step up and help our Louisiana law enforcement neighbors. NPPD learned the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office in southern Louisiana has been decimated by the recent Hurricane Ida,” reads a release from the city. “More than half of their deputies are struggling with damaged or destroyed homes. With projected weeks ahead without power, they need our help. NPPD and the North Port Police Officer’s Association, Inc is on the case.”

Those who are interested in donating can drop supplies off at the police department through Friday. A previously scheduled drive at Walmart had to be cancelled.

If you can’t make it to the event, there are other options. Drop off items in the lobby of the police department until Friday. Cash or check donations are also accepted. Donations must be received by 5 p.m., on Sept, 10. Let’s help make a difference for our law enforcement brothers and sisters.

Some examples of what they need are:

  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Baby food
  • Fans
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Clothing
  • Pet food
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Soap (all kinds)
  • W30 oil
  • Window units
  • Water
  • Powerade
  • Extension cords
  • Lightbulbs
  • Garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Blankets and pillows

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