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The fire sparked by a lightning strike in early April has engulfed over 220 square miles of land and as the days continue to get longer, firefighters – locally and from around the state – are in need of supplies to help the keep going.

More than 700 firefighters are now taking turns in battling the blaze. The #WestMimsFire (follow the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter) on the Florida/Georgia line has burned 140K acres and is just 12% contained. Half of Charlton County, GA has been evacuated.‬

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Please keep all of our firefighters in your prayers and consider donating some of these needed items.

The following items are need:

  • Bottled water
  • Gatorade
  • Baby wipes
  • Bug spry
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Bandanas
  • Large paper towels
  • Ice coolers
  • Sunscreen
  • Wash cloths
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • New boxer shorts (All sizes)
  • Eye drops
  • Sinus medicines
  • Nasal Spray
  • Cheap Flip Flops
  • Cheap Sunglasses
  • AA batteries
  • Gold Bond Body Powder
  • Individual Tylenol Packets
  • WalMart Gift Cards
  • Lightweight work gloves

If you’re in Bulloch County – the Bulloch County Public Safety Department will be accepting supplies

Public Safety Building (17245 301 North — it’s the building in front of the Sheriff’s Office.

If you’re in close proximity to Reidsville in Tattnall County 

Deliver items to the DFCS Office in Reidsville – 117 Main Street (912-526-5468)

If you’re in close proximity to Kingsland, St. Marys & Camden County – ANY FIRE DEPARTMENT in the county will deliver goods dropped off

If you’re in close proximity to Darien/McIntosh County —

Donations are being accepted at Waterfront Wines & Gourmet – 107 Broad Street
(912) 437-3410

If you’re in close proximity to Blackshear/Pierce County —

Donations are  being accepted at the Concerted Services Center
312 Nichols St # 6, Blackshear, GA 31516
(912) 449-1438

Near Folkston, Georgia 

Volunteer Fire Department #1 – 97 Railroad Street

If you are not in close proximity of any of these locations, contact your county fire department. The likelihood that they have sent manpower and resources in t help is extremely high.

If you’re interested in setting up a drop-off center, please contact Miss Wilson at 912-222-5031.

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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

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