Baton Rouge firefighter collecting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief for his home country

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Efforts are still ongoing for those who lost everything during Hurricane Dorian.

The official death toll has reach 50, but officials expect that number to grow.

Baton Rouge firefighter Jehu Poitier was born and raised in the Bahamas. He still has family and friends that were impacted by the storm.

He has now started a donation drive to help those in need.

Poitier says he’s seen tremendous growth from the community wanting to donate. He’s even had phone calls from throughout the state.

He bought a storage unit to store all the items that have been donated and hope to fill the unit completely by the end of the drive on September 22nd.

After the 22nd, he plans to drive to Miami to send the items off. The full list is found below:

  • Station #7 5758 Claycut Rd 389-4653
  • Station #9 4025 Perkins Rd 389-4655
  • Station #12 555 Government St 389-4658
  • Station # 13 835 Sharp Rd 389-4659
  • Station #15 3150 Brightside Dr 389-5335
  • Station #18 1993 N. Flannery Rd 389-4670
  • Station #19 11010 Coursey Blvd 389-5243
  • Fire Department HQ 8011 Merle Gustafson Dr 354-1400
  • Eastside Fire Protection 15094 Old Hammond Hwy 272-7779
  • Zachary Fire Department 4525 Main St, Zachary 654-0026
  • Pointe Coupee Fire Protection District 5 2384 Marganza Hwy 638-7252
  • Emla Care Family Clinic 7278 Highland Rd. Suite B 367-1022
  • Lagniappe Pharmacy 14639 Airline Hwy suite 114 402-4084, 40017 LA-42 622-4817, 3490 Drusilla Lane 367-6488
  • Baton Rouge Police Department districts

For more information from Jehu Poitier, he can be reached at 225-241-3089.

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