The second leg of a local drive to collect much-needed items for hurricane relief efforts is currently underway in the parking lot of Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., in Southside.
Batesville-based Bad Boy Mowers is coordinating the effort to deliver items such as: bottled water; cleaning supplies (particularly bleach); canned goods (and can openers); non-perishable foods; hand sanitizer; shovels and other tools; utility knives; leather work gloves; paper towels; toilet tissue (and other paper products); diapers; baby items; first aid supplies; personal hygiene items; and new underwear, socks, blanks and pillows. No clothing or used furniture will be accepted at this time. However, cash will also be accepted to be used to purchase $25 gift cards to be distributed for people to buy medicine, according to a post on Bad Boy Mowers’ Facebook page.
Works and volunteers should be set up until 5:30 p.m. today, but will stay later if warranted. After the final load, the trucks will head to the Florida panhandle to deliver the goods.
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