Hurricane Dorian Relief

By Staff Report

Update: Thank you for your amazing response for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts! We received so many supplies that Agape Flights, the Venice hanger tasked delivering to supplies to the Bahamas, is now at capacity and no longer accepting donations.

However, hurricane season is not officially over and we encourage families to work together to make an emergency plan in case of natural disaster.

Download the Hurricane Flyer for Parents for tips on how to talk to your children about a natural disaster.

The Florida Center collected the following supplies to help with relief efforts in the Bahamas:

  • Prepackaged protein/granola bars
  • Prepackaged pouches/packets of chicken or tuna
  • Prepackaged cheese or peanut butter crackers
  • Peanut butter (no glass containers)
  • Prepackaged trail mix
  • Antibacterial hand and face wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Toothpaste and brushes
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Deodorant
  • Generators
  • Chain saws
  • Hand tree saws
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D only)
  • Solar lights
  • Tarps
  • Work Gloves
  • Shovels
  • Bandages
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Ibuprofen

Please bring all supplies to either of the two Florida Center for Early Childhood locations –  Sarasota Campus: (Administration Bldg), 4610 17th St., Sarasota 34232; North Port Campus: 6969 Outreach Way, North Port 34287

If you wish to make a monetary donation, visit www.mercycorps.org

Please call 941-371-8820 for more information.