ORLANDO, Fla – News 6 teamed up with the Salvation Army to get results for those impacted by Hurricane Ian, with loads of supplies donated to help hurricane victims who are still in need.
A donation drop-off spot was held starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army headquarters at 440 W. Colonial Drive in Orlando.
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“All of the things collected here are going to stay here in Orange and Osceola County. We do have teams all over Central Florida, especially in Southwest Florida. This has been declared a territorial disaster,” said Capt. Ken Chapman, of the Salvation Army in Orlando.
Items needed include:
- Pre-packaged snacks
- Juices / Sports Drinks
- Toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, body soap, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Baby diapers, wipes and formula
- Adult diapers
- Sleeping bags
- Puzzles, coloring books, crayons, stuffed animals
Chapman said the most important items needed are for babies and older adults.
“Baby items and adult diapers, even. There’s a lot of seniors we are taking care of. Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, baby items, socks,” Chapman said.
The donation drive ran until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Due to the amount of supplies donated, no final numbers have been released yet for the drive.
The Salvation Army will be taking the next two days to count and organize donations before delivering the supplies to affected communities.