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Clark’s Recycling collecting items for Hurricane Ida relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida’s widespread devastation, a Huntington business hopes to rally the community to collect supplies and donate them to agencies providing much-needed relief to people living in southeastern Louisiana.

Clark’s Recycling will host a community drive from Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Sept. 11. Community members can drop off items they wish to donate in the front parking lot at the Clark’s Recycling facility, 100 Hitzfield St., Huntington.

“My husband and I had been watching the news about all the devastation and hearing officials talk about what they need, and we realized we are in a position where we can help,” said office manager Jennifer Clark, who is married to owner Drew Clark. “We are wanting to fill a semi-trailer and take it down to those in need.”

Jennifer said they have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate delivery of the donated supplies.

Items can be dropped off at the following times:
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

• 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday.
• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.
Below is a list of items that are needed most:

• Infant diapers (any size).
• Baby wipes.
• Toddler pull-ups (any size).
• First aid kits and products.
• Tarps.
• Blankets.
• Men’s and women’s hygiene products.

• Water (bottled and gallon jugs).
• Cots.
• Office supplies.
• Laundry products.

• Non-perishable food and meal kits.
• Bug spray.

• Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer.