Walton County BCC hosting toiletry drive for Louisiana through Sept. 9

August 25, 2016

walton-county-logoThe Walton County Board of County Commissioners, in conjunction with Walton County Administration and Walton County Emergency Management, will be hosting a toiletry drive to help those who have been affected by the flooding in Louisiana.

The drive will be held from Friday, August 26th to Friday, September 9th.

Walton County Emergency Management has been in contact with organizations currently on the ground in Louisiana to help assess the items that are of the most critical need. With that information in hand, Walton County employees and any members of the public who would like to participate can donate the following items:

• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Deodorant
• Wash Cloths
• Shampoo (travel sizes)
• Soap
• Feminine Hygiene Products

Due to the number of organizations assisting those in need, the following items are not currently needed and are requested not to be donated during this drive:

• Food
• Water
• Baby Supplies
• Clothing

If possible, it has been requested that items be placed in 1-gallon Ziploc bags by gender. If kits can be made for both men and women, it will allow for easier distribution to those who need them.

If you are unable to donate full kits, individual items will be accepted. Additionally, if it is easier, Walmart gift cards will also be accepted. The donation of gift cards will allow those receiving them to buy something tangible that may be personally needed and can be distributed quickly those who need it the most.

Collection centers have will be located at the following locations:

Walton County Administration Offices
76 North 6th Street
DeFuniak Springs

Walton County Annex – Planning Department
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach

Walton County Finance Department
176 Montgomery Circle
DeFuniak Springs

Any questions can be directed to the Walton County Public Information Office at 850-951-7101 or via email to svelouis@co.walton.fl.us.