(WSVN) - Non-profit organizations have partnered up with the South Florida community to help gather donations and items for those affected by the severe weather that has affected those in the Caribbean islands and the west coast of Florida.
United Way Miami and the Miami Herald partnered with Operation Helping Hands (OHH), a hurricane relief effort to support the victims of Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Fiona that started donations, Friday.
All of the funds raised will be sent directly to the people that suffered in the aftermath of the storms.
Supporters can choose what efforts their contributions will go toward.
United Way Miami will work with other nonprofits in the affected areas to support immediate recovery needs and additional needs as they emerge.
To make a donation, you can visit the United Way Miami website or call 1-800-226-3320.
Doral also hosted donation drop-offs for those who would like to help with item donations.
The city partnered with the Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) to ensure each donation is distributed to the correct locations.
The list of items needed is as follows:
- Non-Perishable Food (Canned goods with peel-off tops are ideal)
- Water Purification items
- Mold Remediation Supplies
- Cleaning Tools – Squeegees, mops, buckets, etc.
- Nutrition Bars
- Baby Food (no glass)
- Solar Lanterns
- Mosquito Repellant
- First Aid Kits
- New Blankets
- Sleeping Bags
- Air Mattresses
- Mattresses (all sizes)
- Bed linens (all sizes)
- Rain gear
- Weather radios
- Camping stoves
- Survival Kits
- Hygiene items
- Feminine Care
- Disposable Diapers
- Toys for children (crayons, coloring books, art sets, etc.)
- New clothes (with tags)
Anyone who would like to help can drop off items until Oct. 13 at the following Doral locations:
- Doral Legacy Park; located at 11400 NW 82 Street
- Doral Glades Park; located at 7600 NW 98 Place
- Morgan Levy Park; located at 5300 NW 102 Avenue
All drop-off locations will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
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