BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is launching a statewide donation drive to help get needed supplies to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the effort Wednesday, citing Puerto Rican officials who said the island faces a humanitarian crisis without more direct assistance.
The items sought for the donation drive are diapers, non-perishable baby formula, baby wipes, bottles and feminine care products. The items will be collected from Wednesday through Oct. 11.
A list of collection sites in all 64 parishes is available online .
The governor’s office says other items for collection may be added in the future, but keeping the initial donation list limited will help make shipping quicker. The Louisiana Army National Guard will handle collection and transportation of the items to Puerto Rico.