Bulletin compiling hurricane relief effort information

Published 12:30 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Tryon Daily Bulletin is working on compiling information on all the various groups, churches, organizations and individuals who are coordinating hurricane relief supplies for delivery to Texas and Louisiana. Please share information with us on our Facebook page in the comments section or email us at news@tryondailybulletin.com. Thanks!

McFarland Funeral Home

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be collecting relief items, including bottled water, diapers and cleaning supplies. Supplies can be dropped off at McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 54 McFarland Drive, Tryon, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are unable to drop them off, we will come to you and pick them up by calling 828-859-9341.

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Local Texans start flood relief drive
Linda McDaniel of Carolina Schooling Horse Shows and Katie McDaniel, owner of A-1 Equestrian in Campobello, have teamed up with local businesses and organizations to collect supplies for victims of flooding in Texas. Born and raised in Texas, most of Linda’s family still resides there, including a brother and sister in law stranded in their home in Houston.

McDaniel is planning to drive a truck and trailer to Texas, leaving Thursday, Sept. 7, to deliver much needed supplies.

Local residents who want to help the flood victims can drop off donated items at The Farm House Tack Store in Tryon, The Hay Rack feed store in Landrum, and this weekend they will be collecting donations at the BRHJA Horse Show at FENCE as well.

Linda McDaniel, a graduate of Texas A&M University, has reached out to the Western NC Aggie Club, which is gathering donations in the Asheville/Hendersonville area, for her to take as well.
Suggested items include:
Bottled water, powdered drink mixes, non perishable food or snacks, diapers, toiletries, pet food, tarps, bedding, T-shirts, shoes, coloring books, crayons, small games and stuffed animals for children. Anyone needing additional information or pickup of donated items can contact Linda McDaniel at 864-457-6216.

– Submitted by Katie McDaniel

Bonnie Brae collecting pet carriers

Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital is collecting kennels/cages to donate to Pilots N Paws in an effort to evacuate animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you have a kennel of cage that you no longer use and would like to donate, please drop it by the Bonnie Brae office, 155 Shuford Rd., Columbus.

– submitted via Facebook

Georgiana’s Java Joint

On Saturday, Sept. 2, 100 percent of Georgiana’s Java Joint’s proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts in Texas. Georgiana’s is located at 18 Church St., Saluda, 828-817-0195, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

– submitted via Facebook

Underwear needed

Here are three ways to give new, still in package, underwear. Please keep in mind that we need a variety of sizes for men, women, boys, and girls, including XXL.

  1. https://www.amazon.com/…/2O89ZX93O…/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1
  2. Collect new, packaged underwear and mail it to the address below. It’s our local Hillel and they are collecting for us. This is a really great neighborhood or school project. If you’re purchasing, we recommend Hanes or Fruit of the Loom. UFE doesn’t process or give out anything but underwear!

Undies for Everyone
1700 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

  1. Give cash andUndies for Everyonewill purchase wholesale: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_e…/s/uFpr61ITEItxPeN4Lo9zpA

– Submitted by Amber Fincher – McEntire


Diapers & Wipes

Hensons’ Mulch & More will be collecting diapers and wipes through Sept. 8 (Note: they are closed on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 4 for Labor Day). They will ship all collected to the Texas Diaper Bank. (texasdiaperbank.org)

– Submitted by Amber Fincher – McEntire


Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office has published a list of items they will accept for delivery to Texas:

Baby food, baby formula, diapers, aspirin, new clothing for men, women, children and baby, toiletries, sanitizer, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, wipes, bottled water, paper towels, kleenex, sanitary needs for women, combs & hairbrushes, disposables razors and shaving cream, gloves, tools (any type to gut houses).

The collection area will be to the left side of the building (near the fenced-in area) if looking at the front of the office at 8045 Howard Street, Spartanburg, S.C.

Collection times are:

Friday, Sept. 1: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 2: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 3: 1 – 8 p.m.


Submitted by Master Deputy Darren Dukes


Labor Day collection point in Saluda

Don Mintz Builders at 133 E Main St in Saluda will have a trailer in their parking lot over the holiday weekend accepting donations to send to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Items needed are Personal Hygiene, Non-Perishable Food Items, Baby Hygiene