Free sand and bags available during floods

Free sand and bags available during floods
Filling sand bags at Jerry's on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. - Residents facing floods can get free sand and sand bags at Jerry's Home Improvement Centers in Springfield and Eugene, thanks to Jerry's Delta Sand and Gravel.

Jerry’s asks anyone needing sand and sand bags to take what they need. 

A shovel is provided to help you load your sand. 

The free sand and sand bags will be available in Jerry’s parking lots while the threat of flooding remains imminent, the company said.

Eugene Jerry’s, 2600 HWY 99N | Springfield Jerry’s, 2525 Olympic St

Sand and sand bags are also available at Linn and Benton county locations and at sites around Corvallis.

Several locations are being made available for community members to get free sand and bags to safeguard their property through collaborative efforts of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Springfield, South Lane Fire District and Home Depot.

Community members may collect free sand and bags at one of the following locations:

  • Home Depot on Green Acres Road, Eugene. (Home Depot employees are assisting at this location).
  • City of Springfield at 201 S. 18th
  • Lane County Public Works shop located on 25398 Jeans Road, Veneta
  • 233 Harrison Ave., Cottage Grove