URGENT Now until Oct. 20th Powers Fire & Rescue: Relief Supplies Drive This is to benefit Florida residents whose homes were destroyed by the recent Hurricane Michael. Local firefighters are hoping to fill an 18 wheeler trailer with relief supplies for residents adversely affected by the storm.
Residents of the Pine Belt are urged to help fill the 18 wheeler trailer with relief supplies such as the following: Bottled water, bottled sports drinks, non-perishable canned food items, baby formula, baby diapers and wipes, household bleach, household cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, manual can openers, flashlights and batteries, mops, buckets, bath towels, hand tools, tarps, first aid supplies and such. this time, clothing items are not needed so please hold off on those donations.
The 18 wheeler trailer is staged at B&C Mobile Homes (1513 Highway 84 East; less than 1/4 mile outside Laurel city limits). Donations will be accepted October 16 through 19 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day and October 20 from 8 a.m. until noon.
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URGENT Animal Rescue League The Laurel-based organization is operating at a deficit significant enough that the board members are having to consider closing the doors to the shelter within the week after being in existence since 1981.
The most immediate method of donation is a check or cash given to the shelter, located at 2511 Moose Drive in Laurel or via the ARL's PayPal account, which we've listed at the end of this story.
There is a secure mailbox on the outside of the ARL's shelter if you would like to drop off a donation after hours. You may not find the staff there as much as the ARL has limited workers' hours in an attempt to restrict costs.
You may also drop off donations at Funky Shoes in Laurel, located at 105 South 16th Avenue.
Ongoing Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) The need for blood donations never stops. The Hattiesburg center, located on 805 South 28th Avenue, is open Mondays 8:00am-4:00pm, Tuesdays 10:00am-6:00pm, Wednesdays 8:00am-5:00pm, Fridays 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 8:00am-2:00pm and Sundays 11:00am to 3:00pm (closed Thursdays). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
Ongoing Vitalant Blood Drive in Laurel Takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Cameron Center in Laurel (711 North 10th Avenue). For more details, call 601-264-0743.
Ongoing B.E. Murph Senior Center The center, located at 715 North 10th Avenue in Laurel, offers classes for senior adults on exercise, computing, jewelry making and more. For more details, call 601-428-6142.
Every Thurs. until Oct. 25th Brown Bag Concert Series Takes place from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Hattiesburg City Hall Plaza at the Fountain. Brown bag lunches are $7.00 each. Visit the Hattiesburg Art Council's Facebook page, linked below the list of scheduled acts, for more details.
\ October 18: Southern Miss Steel Pan Combo
\ October 25: Kathi Jackson and Friends
Now until Nov. 5th Sales ahead of The Arc's 14th Annual Golf Ball Drop The Arc is preparing for this year's event -- where a lucky person will win up to $20,000 cash.
Golf balls may be purchased by calling 601-583-4251 or by visiting HattiesburgArc.com. Golf balls will be on sale by mail until October 20th, online until noon on November 5th, and they may be purchased at Canebrake Club house up to one hour prior to the event.
Then on November 5th, hundreds of numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto a certain hole at Canebrake Golf Club. The owner of the golf ball that lands in the hole or closest to it will win the grand prize of $20,000.
Now until Nov. 17th Southern Miss: Seats for Soldiers Ticket Donation Program At any time during the football season, you can purchase a game ticket for any military personnel. Tickets can be purchased inside the Southern Miss Ticket office, or online. For more details, call 601-266-6721.
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