• Community turns out to donate at Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Drive

    By: Chip Skambis


    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




    Dried Pasta

    Bottled Water

    Dried Fruits and Nuts

    Baby Food

    Can Openers

    Flashlights & Batteries

    Hand Sanitizer

    Baby Wipes

    Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes

    Feminine Hygiene Products


    Reading Glasses

    Cleaning Wipes


    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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