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Riccardo's Restaurant accepting donations for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 11:10:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee restaurant is collecting donations to fly much needed supplies to Puerto Rico.

Riccardo's posted on their Facebook that they will be taking donations at the restaurant through 9 p.m. on Thursday. 

The restaurant shared a list of items that you can donate:

  • Bottled water and water purification tablets
  • Non-perishable food items (dry, canned, or powdered): grains (rice, beans, etc.), canned or dehydrated meats and other protein sources, fruits and vegetables, nuts, milk, nutritional bars, cereal, etc.
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kits: Band-Aids, Q-tips, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, gauze, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Clean, warm-weather clothing, shoes, socks, new underwear
  • Towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, and bed clothing
  • Personal hygiene products: deodorant, tampons, sanitary pads, thoothpaste, toothbrush, soap, hair shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, razors, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Flashlights, lanterns, headlamps, candles, matches, batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, and D)
  • Medications: aspirin, eye drops, asthma pumps, Tylenol, Benadryl, Neosporin, Bengay, cough syrup, etc.
  • Nutritional supplements for kids, adults, and persons with diabetes: Pediasure, Ensure, Glucerna, etc.
  • Baby supplies: food, formula, Pedialyte, baby wipes, diapers, solid and pureed food, etc.
  • Canned and dry pet food
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Plastic plates, cups, forks, spoons, garbage bags, etc.
  • Laundry detergent and dish soap
  • Gasoline containers
  • Battery fans, solar powered battery chargers, USB car chargers, gas stoves, portable radios, duct tape
  • Construction materials and tools

They will also be accepting donations at a drop-off point at Defined Software Development (2888 Mahan Drive) through Thursday at 10 p.m.

You can also bring donations to the St. Eugene Church Thursday from 10 am to 6 p.m.

They say the supplies collected at these locations will be flying to Puerto Rico on Friday through Operation Airdrop.