TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Fire Rescue is holding a donation drive to help families affected by Hurricane Ian.
“We have already sent our first responders to support them in their recovery from this disaster, but this donation drive is another great way for the city and community to give back. We appreciate any new things the public can provide for the victims of Hurricane Ian,” said Fire Rescue Chief in Tampa by Barbara Tripp.
Volunteers will begin accepting donations on Monday, October 17th. Stepps Towing is providing a trailer that will take the donations to the hurricane affected areas.
The department is asking community members to bring new items, including:
- Water/Food (non-perishable)
- Baby Formula
- Paper Towels
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant and other toiletries
- Diapers and wipes
- Toilet paper
- Pillows, blankets, bed linen and comforters
- Cleaning products
- New clothes
Donations can be submitted on the following pages on the following dates:
- 10/17 – Himes Avenue Sports Complex (4407 S. Himes Avenue)
- 10/18 – MacFarlane Park – (1700 N. MacDill Avenue)
- 10/19 – Al Lopez Park – (4801 N. Himes Avenue)
- 10/20 – New Tampa Rec Center – (17302 Commerce Park Blvd.)
- 10/21 – Perry Harvey Sr. Park – (1000 E. Harrison St.)
- 17.10 – 21.10 – Tampa Fire Supply – (3507 E. 21st Avenue)
Most locations collect donations from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Families can drop off items at Tampa Fire Supply from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.