Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Delaware State Police and Delaware Citizen Corps, in conjunction with the International Longshoremen’s Association and the Port of Wilmington, recently announced a campaign to gather donated supplies to aid relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
The transportation of the items to Puerto Rico will be organized and shipped by the International Longshoremen’s Association 1694, led by ILA 1694 President Bill Ashe. Donated supplies can be dropped off at Delaware State Police Troop locations throughout the state, as well as at the Port of Wilmington.
Donations will be accepted at various Delaware State Police locations between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. Mondays through Sundays until Oct. 18, including:
— Delaware State Police Headquarters, 1441 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.
— State Police Troop 1, 603 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.
— State Police Troop 2, 100 Lagrange Ave., Newark.
— State Police Troop 3, 3759 South State St., Camden.
— State Police Troop 4, 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown.
— State Police Troop 5, 9265 Public Safety Way, Bridgeville.
— State Police Troop 6, 3301 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington.
— State Police Troop 7, 18006 Coastal Highway, Lewes.
— State Police Troop 9, 414 Main St., Odessa.
Donations also will be accepted from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 21 at the Port of Wilmington, 1 Hausel Road.
Items needed include baby formulas and food, first aid supplies, stomach and diarrhea medications, hand sanitizer, insect repellent, toiletries and feminine-hygiene products, dish soap and laundry detergents, garbage bags, work gloves, tarps, ropes, safety glasses and goggles, and pet food.
Clothing and shoes, toys and stuffed animals, bottled water and food will not be accepted. Monetary donations will not be accepted at the collection sites.