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Walmart offering $30 per used and outdated car seat



Do you have car seats that you are no longer using? Whether your child has grown out of them or they have expired, you can get $30 for each one of them. From September 16-30, 2019, you can take your used and expired car seats to participating Walmart superstores and get a $30 gift card for each one. The car seats will be recycled, and you can use the gift card for other baby/child needs. 

Locally, there are participating Walmart stores in Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Orange City, and beyond. This promotion is part of the JMPA's National Baby Safety Month. The used seats can be taken to customer service to be turned in, where you will receive the gift card in exchange. This is a good way to trade in your old and used car seats that you no longer need, and ensure they get properly recycled. Booster seats are not eligible for trade in. 

To learn more about the $30 Walmart car seat program, click here

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Volusia County Hurricane Information



Below you will find information on how to find the hurricane information you need. There is information regarding shelters, sandbags, and more. Additional information will be added as it becomes available. The information below is in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Shelter information is on this page, below the sandbag listing.

Volusia County Schools:


  • Daytona Beach - Sandbag supplies will be available until 7 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot off of Jean Street, east of the police department’s Midtown Precinct at 995 Orange Ave. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels to fill bags and there is a limit of 10 bags per person.
  • DeBary - The City of DeBary will hold sandbag operations in the parking lot of Town Hall (16 Colomba Rd) on Thursday 08/29 from 8:30 am to 5 pm and on Friday 08/30 from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Sand and bags will be available, but residents should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per household and ID’s will be needed for verification of address for this is for DeBary residents only.
  • DeLand - Sandbag supplies will be made available to residents in the parking lot south of Melching Field, 601 South Woodland Boulevard. Sand and bags will be available from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, while supplies last. Shovels will be available on site. There will be a limit of 10 bags per residence. People are asked to bring their ID.
  • Deltona - Sandbags and sand are available to Deltona residents at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd.; Festival Park, 191 Howland Blvd., and the Lake Butler Recreation Complex (skate park), 301 Courtland Blvd. Distribution is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, at all three locations. Residents must be in line no later than 7:15 p.m. as distribution closes at 8 p.m. Residents must have identification verifying their residency in Deltona and they are encouraged to bring a shovel. There will be a limit of ten sandbags per residence.
  • Edgewater - There is still a limited supply of free sandbags (limit of 10 per vehicle) for those with a valid ID proving residence within the city limits of Edgewater. The bags are available from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Environmental Services office (409 Mango Tree Drive). Residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the bags at one of the following locations: 2628 Hibiscus, 413 South Riverside Drive, 901 Mango Tree Drive,and 1989 Airpark Road. In lieu of sandbags, double bagged heavy duty garbage bags can be used. Local home supply stores may have sandbags for purchase. Sand piles will be accessible 24 hours a day until further notice.
  • Holly Hill - Sandbags are available at the Public Works Yard, located at 453 LPGA Blvd beginning Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 am. Please use the rear entrance of the yard located on 10th Street just west of the railroad tracks. Hours of operation will be 7:30 am  –  7:00 pm through Saturday, August 31. Bags and sand are for Holly Hill residents and businesses only and is limited to 10 bags per resident. Please bring a shovel. ID will be required.
  • Orange City - Sandbags available Friday, August 30 from 7:30 am to 5 pm at the Waggin’ Trail Dog Park, 1201 South Leavitt Avenue, Orange City Florida, 32763. Sand and bags will be provided. Residents must bring their own shovel and fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 sandbags per household. ID is required. If necessary, the distribution times will be extended.
  • Ormond Beach - Self-serve sand available at Nova Community Center site 440 N Nova Road site and will be making more available at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex later today. Shovels/bags available. Some staff present until 2:30 pm to help anyone with physical challenges.
  • Port Orange -On Friday, August 30, sandbags will again be available from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm at the same 4 Port Orange sites: -Southwinds Soccer Complex (1200 Richel Drive), -Spruce Creek Road Park (481 Central Park Blvd. (by the ball fields),-Coraci Park (5200 Coraci Blvd.), -Airport Road Park (6751 Airport Road). Residents need to show proof of residency and can fill their own bags or city supplied bags. We do encourage to bring a shovel. If you bring your own bags, please make sure they are small trash bags and are double bagged. Limit is 10 per household.
  • New Smyrna Beach -Sandbags are available at two locations below on Friday & Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Main side: Maintenance Operations Headquarters at 124 Industrial Park Ave. - Beach side: 27th Avenue Beachfront Park at 3701 S Atlantic Ave. Sand bags will only be provided to residents living and businesses operating within city limits. Valid photo identification and proof of residency (e.g., property tax bill, utility bill, rental agreement) or proof of business ownership (e.g., property tax bill, business license, tax receipt, utility bill, lease agreement) are required. Each residence and business are eligible to receive up to ten (10) free sand bags from the city and may bring additional personal sand bags.
  • South Daytona - Sandbags are available at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Rd., from Wednesday through Saturday 7 am - 7 pm. Come early as rain may affect schedule. Bags and sand are for South Daytona residents and business only, ID is required and limited to 25 bags per resident.
  • Ponce Inlet - The Town of Ponce Inlet will be providing sandbags beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 29  and at 8:00 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Ponce Inlet Fire Department, 4680 S. Peninsula Drive. Sand will be available at the Ponce Inlet Community Center at 4670 S. Peninsula Drive. Residents should bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per resident, and ID is required. For questions, contact Ponce Inlet Town Hall at 386-236-2150.
  • Unincorporated Volusia County - To get information on where to get sand bags, click here.

Volusia County Hurricane Shelter Information

At this time shelter openings are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 2, 2019. This is subject to change based on updated Hurricane Dorian storm information.

Shelters are listed below:

General Shelters:

TD Taylor Middle/High, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson
DeLand High, 800 N Hill Rd, DeLand
University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave, Orange City
Mainland High School, 1255 W. Intl Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach
Sweetwater Elementary, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd, Port Orange

Special Needs Shelters:

(Assists evacuees with disabilities or functional medical needs. This is a Pet Friendly shelter for Special Needs persons only. Evacuees and their service animals will remain in the same location.)

Atlantic High, 1250 Reed Canal Rd, Port Orange
Creekside Middle, 6801 Airport Rd, Port Orange
Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand
Galaxy Middle, 2400 Eustace Ave, Deltona
Palm Terrace Elementary, 1825 Dunn Avenue, Daytona Beach
Pride Elementary, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona

Pet Friendly Shelters :

(People and pets are housed in separate locations at the shelter)

Hinson Middle,1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach
Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd, Deltona
River Springs Middle, 900 West Ohio Ave, Orange City

People & Pet Shelter:

(People and pets are house in the same location – Fairgrounds only)

Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Rd 44, DeLand

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