While we are incredibly lucky and grateful that Walton County escaped relatively unscathed, I know so many of you want to help our neighbors to the east in Panama City and Mexico Beach who were devastated by Hurricane Michael.
I’m gathering ways to help and sharing them here. I also have a list of distribution centers at the bottom of this post where meals and supplies are being made available. Please let me know if you have additional, specific ways to help.
If you’re able to shop for immediate needs and supplies via Amazon, I’ve made a wish list of food, baby items, hygiene products and more. I will be delivering these directly to Panama City and outlying area. Anything you can contribute, no matter how small is greatly appreciated!
Members and friends at Christ the King are coming together to support outlying areas with food service and meal delivery. Many of the smaller towns have not seen the support that Panama City has received and need our help. Contribute to the food purchases directly via Venmo @kristen-summerell or @jami-ray.
The church is in contact with families who lost everything. Any help is appreciated. Donate directly here.
Through Shoreline Church, text RELIEF to 84321 to give towards disaster relief (Ex: $10 RELIEF)
Deliver water, non-perishable foods and cleanup supplies to Frill Seekers Gifts in the City Market shopping center in Destin between 10am-5pm for direct delivery to Panama City.
Fundraiser link for direct relief. DWC is also collecting items including water, toiletries, contractor trash bags, diapers, baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, first aid items, pop top canned food, flashlights and batteries.
Actively help with rescues, cutting / moving trees and debris and other hands-on support.
Kimberly-Clark (Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Scott, Cottonelle, etc) is sending all hurricane relief through two primary agencies: American Red Cross and National Diaper Bank Network. Please get in touch with local chapters and encourage your churches to do the same. You are also welcome to request a specific product donation to be sent to any non-profit in the area through the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and use Ginny Dunn as the employee reference. Please contact Ginny directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if there is anything else you may need assistance with.
The Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is in need of the following:
Ready to eat food
Any non perishables
Their team will possibly be without electricity for weeks. If you or your group can do a drive, all can be delivered to the following for direct delivery to Panama City
Pierce Family CAC 336 College Ave DeFuniak Springs or Niceville 401 McEwen Dr Niceville.
Anything you can do to support them as they recover so they can take care of children in their community.
Available sunup to sundown:
Lucille Moore Elementary School – 1900 Michigan Ave., Panama City
Bozeman Learning Center – 13410 State 77
Parker Elementary School – 640 S. Hwy 22, Panama City
Rosenwald Middle School – 924 Bay Ave., Panama City
Cherry Street Elementary – 1125 Cherry St., Panama City
Super Wal-Mart – 2101 State 77
The Salvation Army will continue feeding people with its mobile kitchens, currently set up and serving at the following locations:
The Salvation Army – 1824 W. 15th Street, Panama City
Cedar Grove Elementary School – 2826 15th St., Panama City
Winn Dixie Lynn Haven – 1812 Lynn Haven Pkwy., Lynn Haven
Super Wal-Mart, Callaway – 725 N. Tyndall Pkwy., Callaway
Parking lot at MLK and 14th St., Panama City
Jinks Middle School – 600 W. 11th St., Panama City
Old KMart (parking lot at the foot of the Hathaway Bridge) – 7100 U.S. 98, Panama City Beach
Corner of Highway 2301 and 231
Mexico Beach City Hall – 201 Paradise Path, Mexico Beach
If you have additional efforts and ways to help please email me Jami @ 30a mama.com