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The City of Pascagoula is encouraging its citizens and community organizations to extend a helping hand in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to League City, Texas.
The Galveston County city is in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and has a population of approximately 83,000.
According to the Mayor of League City, Pat Hallisey, the area has been inundated with over 25 inches of rain so far from Hurricane Harvey impacting homes, schools, and municipal complexes. Over 100 residents have been displaced due to flooding and property damage. Heavy rains are forecasted to continue for the next 24-72 hours.
In an effort to mobilize a coordinated relief effort to assist League City in its clean up, the City of Pascagoula is collecting the following supplies:
- Cleaning products - Bleach- Towels- Trash Bags- Tools of all kinds - Gloves - Boots - Baby Wipes / Sanitizer- Bottled Water- Gift cards
Donations can be dropped off at the Pascagoula Police Department or any Pascagoula Fire Station 24 hours a day. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, September 7th in preparation for delivery to League City.
“Cities from across this nation, from Oregon to South Carolina, came to Pascagoula in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to help our citizens clean up and rebuild their lives,” Mayor Dane Maxwell said. “It is time for us to once again pay that generosity forward by helping others now in similar need in Texas. I, personally, encourage our schools, businesses, industries, and all citizens to get involved and help us make a difference.”
Assistant City Manager Frank Corder, who helped oversee the City of Pascagoula’s volunteer efforts in 2005, will coordinate with League City, Texas officials.
“As we remember that fateful August day in 2005, some 12 years ago, let us all join in and help our sister city and its residents recover from this disaster through supplying them with what we can as they begin the long process of cleaning up their community,” Corder said. “As our Hurricane Katrina monument states, ‘May the winds of destruction and the waves of sorrow forever remind us of the opportunity and hope we have found.’ Let us join in and send some much needed hope to League City.”
The Pascagoula-Gautier School District is also collaborating in this effort to send aid to League City by adopting the city’s Clear Creek Independent School District.
Community organizations and individuals willing to participate in this effort should contact Assistant City Manager Frank Corder at (228) 938-6723 or Captain Doug Adams at (228) 938-6696.