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Hurricane Ian relief efforts begin locally

Relief efforts for residents of Florida who were impacted by Hurricane Ian are already underway locally.

In Mount Airy donations are being accepted at Creative Designs located at 1351 S. Main Street where a trailer is parked and is ready to receive donations.

The trailer donated by William “Crab” Smith Trucking will be on the road this week to deliver supplies including trash bags, contractor trash bags, cases of water, toilet paper, paper towels and wipes for personal hygiene.

Cleaning supplies are being requested as are tarps, bungee cords, shovels, and rakes.

In times of need pets need assistance as well and organizers listed dry food for cats and dogs, as well as cat litter.

Dianne Johnson of Johnson’s Xtreme Softwash has been helping spread the word on social media to draw attention to the collection efforts, “Let’s fill this trailer, we want to get this on its way this week.”


The North Surry High School Student Council has announced a similar drive to, “Collect necessary supplies for residents impacted by Hurricane lan on Sanibel Island and the Fort Myers, Florida area.”

Over the weekend students wishing to participate as asked to pick up requested items and bring them to school on Monday.

“The time is now, and the need is great! Let’s go Greyhounds!” the announcement said.

The requested items list matches the list found above and items are to be put in the lobby at North Surry on Monday.



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