TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced a supply drive for the disaster victims in St. Maarten.
The City of Tallahassee, in partnership with the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation, will be collecting supplies through October 10.
“While Tallahassee was very well-prepared and incredibly lucky during Hurricane Irma, our sister city of St. Maarten was not as lucky. They have called on us for help, and we will answer the call,” said Mayor Gillum. “There is an overwhelming need on the island, and today we will open over 20 donation sites to collect items to send to those who have been impacted by this disaster.”
The donation sites are as follows:
- City Hall, 300 S. Adams Street Tallahassee FL 32301
- El Cocinero, 402 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
- Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union, 1827 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308
- Wal-Mart, 5500 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312
- Wal-Mart, 3221 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
- El Jalisco Southwood, 3197 Merchants Row Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32311
- El Jalisco Capital Circle, 2740 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308
- Madison Social, 705 S Woodward Ave #101, Tallahassee, FL 32304
- Liberty Bar and Restaurant, 1307 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
- Palmer-Monroe Teen Center, 1900 Jackson Bluff Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32304
- Domi Station, 914 Railroad Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32310
- Burrito Boarder, 2065 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL 32304
- Proof Brewing Company, 644 McDonnell Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310
- TCC Student Union, 444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32304
- Walker-Ford Community Center, 2301 Pasco St, Tallahassee, FL 32310
- Jack McClean Community Center, 700 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
- Leon County Sherriff’s Office, 2825 Municipal Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304
- Leon County Main Library, 200 West Park Avenue, 32301
- Redeye Coffee, 1122 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
- Redeye Coffee, 3431 Bannerman Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312
- Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Tallahassee, 2015 Lake Bradford Rd.
Most residents on the island are in need of necessities as over 85% of homes have been destroyed and their power and water systems have been significantly damaged.
The city provided an emergency supplies list for those who wish to help:
- OVER THE COUNTER MEDS (Tylenol, PARACETAMOL ETC.)
- DRIED GOODS
- CANNED GOODS
- FIRST AID KITS (PLASTERS/HYDROGEN PEROXIDE/GAUZE/IODINE ETC.)
- BABY FORMULA
- GENTLY USED CLOTHING (INFANTS/KIDS/TEENS/ADULTS)
- GENTLY USED SHOES (INFANTS/KIDS/TEENS/ADULTS)
- FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS (TAMPONS, PADS ETC./FEMININE INTIMATE WASH)
- WASH CLOTHS
- BABY BOTTLES
- BABY FOOD
- MOSQUITO NETS
- CAN OPENERS
- GARBAGE BAGS
- DUST MASKS
- SLEEPING BAGS
- MOSQUITO CREAM/SPRAY
- DUCT TAPE
- HAND SANITIZERS
"I am confident that the Tallahassee community will continue to strengthen this relationship by stepping up for the people of St. Maarten and lend a helping hand during this very difficult time," said Stephen Knight of the Tallahassee-St. Maarten Foundation.
For more information, visit www.talgov.com/SisterCity.
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