It’s the first weekend since Hurricane Irma has passed over South Florida and some of my friends are still with out power, the sidewalks are filled with branches and dead trees, and traffic lights are still not working but all that didn’t stop us from helping others. Many from the community took time out of their day and most took money out of their own pockets to help the evacuees located at the Miami Dade Fair Expo. A majority of the evacuees are from Monroe County and unfortunately due to the devastation of the Keys their only option is to stay in the shelter for an undetermined amount of time.
While visiting the shelter we were greeted by a Nurse who was volunteering and also spoke with the supply team leader who informed us of the urgently needed items. We quickly gathered our friends, family and neighbors and with their donations we gathered 30 towels, diapers, pet supplies, clothes, and activities for kids all in a span of 24 hours. This was just a small spec of help that we were able to provide the evacuees at the shelters as many more families and locals assisted as well. From bringing TV’s to power outlets to water bottles, it was great to see so many people of all ages assisting the evacuees. And not only do the donations help the evacuees in that specific shelter but items are being sent to the Keys in truckloads.
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