West Mims fire: How you can help?

West Mims Fire: 12 percent contained with Wild Fire

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.

Kid to Kid Jacksonville 
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:
1650 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 249-9934
1830 S. 8th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 491-6966
8115 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 573-7940
400 W. Ashley St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 358-9909
1651 W. Edgewood Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
(904) 764-2516
9433 103rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 772-8592
11490 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 292-9404
5481 Normandy Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 786-2424
7052 103rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 573-8912
3435 Phillips Hwy.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-3016
9411 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 720-1932
5630 Phillips Hwy.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 731-1383
6805 103rd St.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 772-8207
6100 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32244
(904) 772-8704
701 Blanding Blvd.
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 276-9530
3524 U.S. Hwy. 1 S.
St. Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 797-3667

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