More than 600 firefighters and other personnel are battling the 140,000+ acre wildfire known as the West Mims fire near the Florida/Georgia state line.

Many of you have been asking how you can help the many first responders that are spending countless hours and putting their lives on the line.

More than anything, donations of supplies and snacks that can help fire crews on the front lines are appreciated.

All fire stations in Camden County, including in Kingsland and St. Marys, are accepting donations of supplies.

Hagan Ace Hardware locations in Hilliard and Glen St Mary and Brandeis Ace Hardware in Callahan are also accepting donations.

Crooked Rooster Brewery in Macclenny is also a drop off point for supplies.

Some of the supplies crews can use are:

  • Bottled water
  • Baby Wipes
  • Gatorade or Powdered drink mixes
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray
  • Snacks (things like protein bars, beef jerky, cheese sticks, peanut butter crackers)
  • Bandanas
  • Large Paper towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toiletries (Deodorant, chap stick, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste/toothbrushes)
  • Coolers and Ice

STORY: West Mims fire now 140,000 acres, half of Charlton County evacuated

The St. George Church of God is also accepting donations for firefighters and help serving meals to fire crews during lunch and dinner, but call 912-843-2285 or 912-843-2450 before dropping off.

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In Mandarin Landing (Whole Foods Shopping Center)

10601 San Jose Blvd, Suite 112

Store hours - Monday-Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM

Free storage

U-Haul Company of Jacksonville is aiding those who have been or are going to be displaced from the West Mims fire.

Families and people being displaces can have 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage.

“There is smoke in the air and people have been advised to stay indoors,” U-Haul Company of Jacksonville president Shalon Lillard said. “Some residents have been displaced, so U-Haul wants to step up and make sure these families have a safe place to keep their belongings.”

The U-Box can be taken with your or stored. U-haul stores have supplies as well such as boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks

Families seeking more information about the 30 days free self-storage assistance or needing to make storage arrangements should contact:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mayport

1650 Mayport Road

Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

(904) 249-9934

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Amelia Island

1830 S.

8

th

St.

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 491-6966

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Argyle

8115 Blanding Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32244

(904) 573-7940

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Jacksonville

400 W. Ashley St.

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 358-9909

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Edgewood Ave.

1651 W. Edgewood Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32208

(904) 764-2516

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jacksonville Heights

9433

103

rd

St.

Jacksonville, FL 32210

(904) 772-8592

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Mandarin

11490 San Jose Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32223

(904) 292-9404

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Normandy Blvd.

5481 Normandy Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32205

(904) 786-2424

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oak Hill

7052

103

rd

St.

Jacksonville, FL 32210

(904) 573-8912

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Phillips & Emerson

3435 Phillips Hwy.

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 398-3016

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Regency

9411 Atlantic Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32225

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U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Jacksonville

5630 Phillips Hwy.

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 731-1383

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Wesconnett

6805

103

rd

St.

Jacksonville, FL 32210

(904) 772-8207

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Westside Jacksonville

6100 Blanding Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32244

(904) 772-8704

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Orange Park

701 Blanding Blvd.

Orange Park, FL 32065

(904) 276-9530

U-Haul Moving & Storage of St. Augustine

3524 U.S.

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St. Augustine, FL 32086

(904) 797-3667