MILTON — For those who are interested in donating relief items to the victims of Hurricane Michael, the following nonprofit organizations and churches are accepting items.
First United Methodist Church of Pace, 4540 Chumuckla Highway, Pace, 32571, 994-5608
First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, 6 E Wright St., Pensacola, 32501, 432-1434 (please call before bringing donations)
Pine Terrace Baptist Church, 6212 Pine Blossom Road, Milton, 32570, 623-3954 (you can give directly to their page at PTBC.org)
The Santa Rosa County United Way, 6479-A Caroline St., Milton , 32570, 623-4507
The Santa Rosa Kids’ House, 5643 Stewart St., Milton will collect water, diapers, sanitary wipes, soap and nonperishable food. Call 623-1112 for details.
Note for the immediate future Bay County is not ready to receive relief items, according to the Bay County Department of Emergency Services.
Part of an Oct. 11 Department Facebook post says, "We understand that people from outside the area are eager to assist. At this time, the most helpful form of assistance is monetary donations to the Red Cross or the Salvation Army. At this time we are unable to accept donated items. We are working on putting a volunteer program in place. Please stay tuned to this page for more information about that as it becomes available."
See https://www.facebook.com/BayCountyFLEmergencyServices/ for more from Bay County Department of Emergency Services.
For any other organizations looking to help, contact the Press Gazette at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-2120.