Hurricane Relief Drive
Our hearts go out to our Caribbean neighbors in the Bahamas who have just experienced the worst storm in their recorded history. News reports are estimating that it will take at least 2-3 years for most of the island to get back to any semblance of normality. It’s heartbreaking. People’s homes have been decimated, lives have been lost. They need many things to help them get through this troubled time. Mainland Florida was spared, but with that joy, we hope that you will join us to compassionately give to those who weren’t.
Located in Tampa Bay or Indian River County, Florida?
You can donate items that will directly go towards helping people get back on their feet. Change the World of One has coordinated several drop-off locations in your area. Just bring in any of the items below!
- Socks (new)
- Underwear (new)
- Canned food
- Blankets (new)
- Infant supplies (diapers, baby food, formula)
- Work gloves
- First aid items
- Cleaning supplies
- Pillows (new)
- Box fans
- Utility knives
- Hand sanitizer
- Solar phone chargers
- Phone battery packs
- Pet food and supplies
- Bug spray
- Mosquito nets
- Trash bags
- Disinfectant wipes
- Camping lights (solar/battery/hand-crank)
- Extension cords
- Chainsaws and chains
- Gas cans
- Duct tape
- Hammers and nails
Not a local? No time to shop?
Change the World of One is accepting donations for the relief effort. 100% of your donations made on this page will go towards purchasing necessary items for the victims of the hurricane that will be flown directly to aid centers in the Bahamas.
Drop Off Locations
Donations will start being accepted Monday, September 9th, 2019 at the following locations:
10935 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY & BREVARD COUNTY
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Blvd,
Sebastian, FL 32958
More locations coming soon!
We're bringing donations directly to the people who need them!
TAMPA BAY (TAMPA, ST. PETERSBURG & TREASURE ISLAND)
In Tampa Bay, we are partnering with JJ Lyon Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports and helps in the recovery from natural disasters with a focus on assisting the medically needy with basic shelter, food, medical attention and medications. This efficient organization is also looking for volunteers to help sort and pack items. They’re open 7 days a week from 9am – 7pm and anyone can stop in to help. Depending on your employer, you may be able to use this as a volunteer activity for your company.
JJ Lyons Guard Foundation is also co-hosting a benefit concert to raise money for Bahama Relief Efforts on September 24th in Edgewater Park in Dunedin, Florida. For more information please see the flyer on their facebook page which you can find by clicking on the “View Updates” button below.
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Location:
802 N 12th Street, Tampa, FL 33602
View news, updates, and urgent needs for this relief effort in the Tampa Bay area on JJ Lyon Guard’s Facebook page. You can also call them directly for questions about volunteering and drop-offs at (813)217-1112.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY & BREVARD COUNTY
In Indian River County we are collecting donated items and giving them to “Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian,” a coalition of groups and volunteers in Brevard County that is collecting donated supplies and flying it directly to the Bahamas from Melbourne International Airport. This highly effective coalition has been working tirelessly. They processed tens of thousands of pounds of donations and prepared them for flight in just one day last week – one day out of weeks that they’ve been working so far. That day they sent off 5 planes and 1 boat with cargo including generators and over 200 gallons of fuel, and enough food to make over 10,000 meals. Their Florida Tech pilots even helped evacuate a pregnant woman off the island and got her back to Florida, and have brought numerous EMTs to the Bahamas to deliver much-needed medical aid.
The coalition is often looking for volunteers to help sort, pack and load donated items. Updates and more information can be found on their Facebook page which you can find by clicking on the “View Updates” button below.
To donate funds directly to the local group that is flying the larger planes to deliver the relief items, Valiant Air Command, you can visit their donation site here. All proceeds will go to fuel costs.
View news, updates, and urgent needs for this relief effort in Brevard County on “Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian” Facebook page.
Both organizations were already helping change the world for people in the Caribbean, but together, we’re going to make an even greater impact.