Community turns out to donate at Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Drive

by: Chip Skambis Updated:

ORLANDO, Fla. - More than two weeks after landfall, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. 

Florida Hospital, WFTV-Channel 9, and 107.3 Solo Exitos organized a community-wide Blessings for Puerto Rico donation relief drive Sunday at Calvary Orlando Church.

From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., people can drop off any of the items listed below at the parking lot of Calvary Orlando Church, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park.

And one by one, people drove up to the parking lot to give back. 

"After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean , Florida Hospital has so many employees that have family ties and friends and connections to the island, that we felt like we had to be involved and had to respond," said Monty Jacobs, director of global missions. 

All donations will be taken to the island and distrubuted by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. 

The requested items include:

Canned Goods

Canned or Powdered Milk

Cookies

Crackers

Rice

Dried Pasta

Bottled Water

Dried Fruits and Nuts

Baby Food

Can Openers

Flashlights & Batteries

Hand Sanitizer

Baby Wipes

Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes

Feminine Hygiene Products

Razors

Reading Glasses

Cleaning Wipes

Diapers

Insect Repellent

OTC Medications (aspirin, allergy medication, vitamins)

Florida Hospital is partnering with  the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for this relief effort. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency will distribute the collected items in Puerto Rico.

 

 

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