Hurricane Michael Relief: Donations & Drop Off Sites

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    We will be posting news about hurricane relief and ways to donate and help our neighbors in Panama City Mexico Beach and many other places to our east along the coast and inland areas. Please add any additional information you may have to this thread.

    Walton County
    DONATIONS AND DROP OFF SITES


    Below is a list of items needed:
    • Cash is the best donation at this time
      • Florida Disaster Fund: The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.
        • To make a one time donation of $10, text the word DISASTER to 20222 and a one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.
        • To make a one time donation of $25, text the word DISASTER25 to 20222 and a one-time donation of $25.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance.
    • Batteries
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Paper Goods
    • Hygiene items and Toiletries (diapers, wipes, pads, tampons, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.)
    Walton County has three official drops off sites that are partnering together to collect donations.

    If you would like to donate hurricane relief items please drop them off during normal business hours at one of the following locations:
    • DeFuniak Springs: Southern Choice Properties (917 US HWY 331 S, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435), M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • DeFuniak Springs: Matrix COC (37 State Highway 83), M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Santa Rosa Beach: Walton Area Chamber Office (63 S. Centre Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459), M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    The Salvation Army will be assisting with the collection and transportation efforts at these official drop off locations.
     
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    Stinky's Bait Shack is taking donations to assist with hurricane recovery for our neighbors in Bay and Gulf Counties.

    United Cajun Navy is coordinating delivery of items to places where they are needed. Here is a list suggested by UCN...

    If you're looking for items to donate in Florida, please consider the following: water; both bottled water and gallons of water to mix with formula; baby food; formula; diapers; baby bottles; canned food-pop up tops- protein, peanut butter, hormel chili; cereal; soups; toilet paper; paper towels; disinfectant wipes; boxed milk; diapers variety of sizes; baby wipes; bread; band-aids; peroxide; beach; trash bags; feminine products; tarps; rubber gloves; tooth brushes; toothpaste; bug spray; soap; shampoo; underwear; socks; dog and cat food.

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    Message from United Cajun Navy:

    Anyone who can volunteer or has supplies to help those in need from Hurricane Michael please go to

    252 Hwy 719:
    252 N Star Ave, Callaway, FL 32404

    This is currently our Temporary United Cajun Navy staging area.

    You can find United Cajun Navy on Facebook for updates.
     
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    AJ's Grayton Beach is hosting Oktoberfest on Saturday Oct 13 from 5pm til 9pm. This is an event to help with hurricane relief efforts. Pack the BOTE truck with supplies and cash donations. BOTE is accepting donations at all their retail stores and Shoreline Church. Their Facebook event page provides a list of supplies needed.

    Come out to AJ's Grayton Beach on Saturday night for food, beer tastings, live music and a celebration of community as we come together to help our neighbors along the eastern Florida Panhandle. Join the after party with El Dub in the house!

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    BOTE Hurricane Michael Relief

    Pack the Penske with BOTE and Shoreline Church!
    We are coming together as a community to collect non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene/ baby products to pack a truck that will be delivering these much needed items to our Gulf Coast neighbors suffering the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. We have been in contact with local churches and organizations in that area that are ready for our assistance and we vowed to help!
    Starting Oct. 12, you can drop your donations off at any BOTE retail location or Shoreline Church in Destin. Below are the items needed:

    Non- Perishables:
    * canned food
    * can openers
    * snacks
    * pet food
    * baby Formula / baby Food

    Cleaning Supplies:
    * garbage bags
    * high quality breathing masks
    * heavy duty gloves / rubber gloves
    * shovels
    * tarps
    * brooms
    * disinfectant wipes
    * batteries

    Personal Hygiene/baby products:
    * sunscreen
    * bug spray
    * toothpaste
    * tooth brushes
    * hand sanitizer
    * toilet paper
    * paper towels
    * soap
    * Shampoo / conditioner
    * Feminine hygiene products
    * adult diapers
    * baby soap
    * baby wipes
    * diapers

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    Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer Destin Harbor

    We have partnered with several other businesses in the area including Backroads Sports Network to set up a donation point at the restaurant and Destin Commons. We are collecting any and all donations to assist in the rebuilding efforts for our friends and family to the east. Please help us fill this semi to help our neighbors and surrounding areas. #panamacitybeachfl #mexicobeachfl

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    ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE

    Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
    Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, left a trail of devastation for the residents and the animals who were left behind.

    Alaqua is located approximately 70 miles west from where the storm made landfall, and we are blessed to say that the Refuge is safe with minimal damage. Our animals are also safe and doing well, and we appreciate all the support of many individuals that stepped up to help us.

    Alaqua has now turned our efforts to helping those that were in the path of Hurricane Michael. We are in contact with individuals and shelters in the affected areas and are helping in the following ways:

    Collection Point:
    We are a collection point for supplies to be dispersed to these hard-hit areas. Items most requested now are bottled water, dog and cat food, litter, linens, cleaning products (bleach, soap, topical cleaners). Dog and cat crates are also needed to get animals out and to transport them safely.

    Relief Fund:
    A donation site has been established for monetary funds that will be used to rescue and house rescued animals, as well as provide emergency funding for the affected areas. You can donate below to help us.

    On The Ground Assistance:
    Alaqua is ready to take in animals from the storm and has secured placement for displaced horses and farm animals. Our medical team, as well as a team of local veterinarians, are also on stand-by to help injured animals and provide medical treatments as necessary.

    If you know of any abandoned or injured animals, please report it to us right away by calling 850-880-6694 or emailing LHood@alaqua.org so that we can coordinate with the proper authorities. At the time of this email, we are still without electricity and phone service, but we are able to get messages and emails to this address.

    Reports need to be in the following format:
    1. Your name
    2. Best number to contact you
    3. Email
    4. Exact location of animals and quantity
    5. Additional details such as if they are injured, constrained, abandoned, or running loose (describe situation as best you can)
    Please do not attempt to go into the affected areas to search for animals! Again, we are here to help and can coordinate with the proper agencies and provide assistance.

    Donate Here!
     
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    Good News United Methodist Church
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    Hurricane Michael Update

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    We are working with the UMC to serve as a distribution center to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael. This means that we will serve as a staging area for UMCOR cleaning and hygiene kits along with other heavy equipment. Other churches will bring supplies to us and we will pass them in to the certified teams heading in to work. We currently have one semi in route full of supplies. The convenience of our church location will allow these materials to move into damaged areas as soon as possible.

    We will be storing these items in our Kids/Students building, so all kids Kindergarten and up will be joining their families in worship this Sunday. Kids ages 4 and under will meet in their usual classrooms.

    Gifts designated on Sunday morning will go directly towards hurricane relief efforts. If you are not able to attend on Sunday, but would still like to give you May do so online. Select general fund and type UMCOR in the comment box.

    Only certified teams are being allowed into the damaged areas so we do not have a work team option at this time. However, immediate needs that can be met are bottled water or gift cards to big box stores that will allow people to purchase essentials as they figure out their next steps. You can also purchase items for UMCOR relief kits. You can see the list of those items by clicking the link below. You can drop off donations listed above at the church.

    We have been overwhelmed by your generosity and willingness to help. Please keep our friends and neighbors to the east in your prayers.

    Relief Supply Kits - UMCOR

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    DESTIN COMMONS
    drop off site daily 7am til midnight through Oct 27
    Destin Florida

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    Let's join together and help our friends and family in Bay County that have suffered tremendously because of Hurricane Michael. We are housing a drop-off location at Destin Commons between Bass Pro Shops and World of Beer as well as Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar and Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi for anyone that would like to donate items needed in Panama City Beach, Panama City, Mexico Beach, Lynn Haven, and Appalachicola. #TogetherWeAreStronger

    *Drop off times are from 7am - Midnight everyday

    *If you would like to make a monetary donation please see the verified links below:

    www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text Disaster to 20222
    www.Redcross.org or text Michael to 90999
    www.UnitedWay.org/hurricane-michael-relief-information

    *Volunteers needed please message for more information

    Please see Destin Commons event page on Facebook for updates .
     
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    Grayton Beer Company’s Production Facility, located at 217 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, is a regional staging and distribution point for all supplies needed in the relief effort throughout the Panhandle.

    Priority items are water, non-perishable food, cleaning products, diapers, toiletries, new clothing, new bedding, and first aid products.

    Supplies can be dropped off at any time inside the Taproom or by the door. #hurricanemichael #floridastrong #panhandlestrong

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    LOUIS LOUIS

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    Louis Louis will be a donation station for Hurricane Michael Relief. The Red Bar and Louis Louis are donating water, supplies, and goods for people affected by the hurricane. Things to consider donating are water, non-perishable items, feminine products, toiletries, diapers, wipes, batteries, flashlight, first aid supplies, etc. just to name a few.

    If no one is there to accept personally, drop off items on the patio at LouisLouis.
     
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    ELMORE'S LANDING
    Sunday Oct 14 10am til 7pm
    Hwy 331 South

    Drop off location for Hurricane Michael Relief supplies today!

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    THE HIVE
    88 Lynn Drive Santa Rosa Beach

    The Hive Creative Consulting wants to help our neighbors in Panama City who have been displaced by Hurricane Michael. As cooler weather moves into the area, help us provide comfort and warmth to these families in need.

    Drop off pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, sweaters and coats at The Hive Office in Santa Rosa Beach. Out of the area? Ship to 88 Lynn Drive Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

    Donations can be dropped off at The Hive beginning Monday.

    You can also order items from our Amazon Wish List and have them sent to the office.
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    GOOD NEWS UMC update
    Relief Drop Off in Santa Rosa Beach

    Shout out to all friends who can help. We are going through supplies as fast as they are coming in! Easy to drop off at Good News United Methodist...here's a text that list what's needed..thank you!

    Ok locals: here is what we are out of or low on at the Good News distribution center this morning. We love sending it out, but we need stuff coming in too!
    *Diapers (size 3 or up), formula, squeezable baby food, small shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygiene (pads and tampons) soap, washclothes (we are making hygiene kits), dry goods (for snack bags), G2 Gatorade
    *flashlights, lighters, individual packs of drink powder, charcoal, a little something sweet for a treat, socks, underwear, juice boxes, bug spray,
    *if you want to pick a few things and just load up on it and bring it in, that would be amazing! God bless!

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT OUTREACH
    Santa Rosa Beach location will serve as a drop off site for supplies needed for children starting Monday Oct 15

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    Hurricane Michael Relief
    Children are our passion and focus at Food for Thought and caring for our neighbors is a core value we share. The devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, particularly to our neighboring communities in Panama City and along the Forgotten Coast, has caused an urgent need for survival supplies.

    The communities of Walton and Okaloosa Counties are rallying to help, and Food for Thought is specifically collecting supplies to aid in the care of children, including diapers, formula, bottles, and more. A full list is available below. We will work directly with emergency responders to ensure we get these supplies into the hands of those in need.

    *Please no toys or stuffed animals. We are only collecting the essentials!
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    Drop-off Location:
    132 Market St Santa Rosa Beach
    Monday - Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM
    Food for Thought Services:


    We will reopen on Monday, October 15th and services and our backpack program will resume then. We are expecting an increased demand for our services as displaced families enroll students in Walton & Okaloosa County Schools.

    Our office currently does not have internet access. Most of the staff also does not have internet access. Please note two phone numbers to reach us:

    850-714-1960 - text or call
    850-290-4056 - voicemail only

    We are setting up our collection site Monday and we have deliveries coming in starting Tuesday. Your help is needed now more than ever.

    Also, to our Volunteers: You are the heartbeat of our organization, and we are here for you! If you need our help during this time, please don't hesitate to reach out. We will do whatever we can to be of assistance.

    Reach out and help how you can. #YouCanHelp! And now is the time. Thank you, friends!
     
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    OPERATION BBQ RELIEF
    Feeding people and emergency responders in Tallahassee and Panama City
    Donations and volunteers needed

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    Just two weeks after exiting from the Hurricane Florence deployment, the longest deployment in Operation BBQ Relief's history, teams of our extremely dedicated volunteers are deploying to Florida in hopes of bringing a little compassion, friendship, and nourishment to those affected by #HurricaneMichael.

    How can you help? Our immediate needs are volunteers and donations.

    To volunteer, be sure to download the OBR Volunteer app and sign up for the Hurricane Michael deployment or text OBR to 51555.

    To donate, visit www.obr.org/donate or text OBR to 41444.

    #WeAreOBR #HealingPowerofBBQ #OBRcares

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    GRACE POINT 30A SALES CENTER
    87 Grace Point Way at WaterSound

    Please support our Hurricane Relief efforts:

    Financial assistance: Hurricane Michael Relief Fund

    Starting Oct. 13, you can drop your donations off at the Grace Point sales center. Please place items in the garage of the sales center.

    We are located at 87 Grace Point Way, Watersound, FL 32461 - between the HUB & Watersound Beach main entrance in the Grace Point community.

    Non- Perishables:
    * canned food
    * can openers
    * snacks
    * pet food
    * baby Formula / baby Food

    Cleaning Supplies:
    * garbage bags
    * high quality breathing masks
    * heavy duty gloves / rubber gloves
    * shovels
    * tarps
    * brooms
    * disinfectant wipes
    * batteries

    Personal Hygiene/baby products:
    * sunscreen
    * bug spray
    * toothpaste
    * tooth brushes
    * hand sanitizer
    * toilet paper
    * paper towels
    * soap
    * Shampoo / conditioner
    * Feminine hygiene products
    * adult diapers
    * baby soap
    * baby wipes
    * diapers

    Other items:
    * camp stoves
    * propane
    * paper plates, disposable silverware, plastic cups

    Please no clothing at this time.
    We are stronger together, We are Florida's Emerald Coast.

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    Chef Jim Shirley's Team Heads to Port St Joe to Provide a Long-term Temporary Restaurant in the Big Blue Bus. This will serve as a relief kitchen on wheels.

    Taking propane and water donations Monday Oct 15! Other donations can alsl be delivered next to The Bay restaurant in the Bay Baits building. 6am til 6pm.

    Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises will be heading to Port Saint Joe Tuesday to set up a long term temporary restaurant in the Big Blue Bus to feed anyone in need in the area. We will be partnering with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association as well as Mark Haddock of Krazyfish Grille in Port St. Joe to bring all people in need fresh, safe, hot food on an ongoing basis. This is a way we can safely make a difference. We will stay as long as we are needed. We are asking people to donate propane and bottle water (both bottles and gallons) on Monday, October 15 for our trip on Tuesday. Other donations are welcome, although they will not go over on Tuesday. They will make it to people in need as we will partner with other organizations taking items over.

    Please drop items off next door to The Bay restaurant at the entrance next to Bay Baits. The building is located just South of The Bay right next door. Drop off between 6am - 6pm and the staff at The Bay will organize and put inside.

    Donors may continue to drop off items at this location and we will make sure they get to those in need.

    Brought to you by Great Southern Cafe, Baytowne Provisions, 45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar, The Bay, and Meltdown on 30A. Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

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    Ohana School at 30Avenue is collecting non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies personal hygiene and other supplies tor delivery to Lynn Haven. They say their biggest request by people is for tarps. They are also manning a makeshift food kitchen in Lynn Haven. The South Walton community is contributing to Ohana's collection efforts in a huge way! They made the need today and just saw the video coverage. Students, teachers, parents and everyone in the community coming together to support our neighbors is the best...
     
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    Drop off: Buddy's Seafood 30A or Idyll Hoinds
    ICE + SUPPLIES
    Coolers needed

    Buddy's Seafood 30A, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, and Shades Bar and Grill are teaming up and supplying ice and supplies to as many people affected by Hurricane Michael as possible!

    The further east, the worse the conditions are and any help with supply is possible.

    Right now ice is GOLD and we have plenty of it but the problem is keeping enough ice chilled before arrival. If anyone has large coolers to spare to hold ice, this is by far one of the best ways to help! Hoping for at least 20 100qt coolers. These are only being borrowed so please leave your name and number on them with marker or tape in order for us to return it!

    In addition to coolers, if you want to contribute in ANY way, the following supplies have been desperately needed:
    Bottled water
    Diapers
    Baby dry formula
    Baby wipes
    Disinfectant wipes
    Dehydrated milk
    Dog/cat food
    Feminine products
    Empty 5 gal buckets for carrying goods
    TARPS
    GAS
    Non perishable Foods
    ANYTHING IS EVERYTHING

    A drop off for the supplies are available at these 2 locations.

    Buddy’s Seafood 30-A
    5231 E Co HWY 30-A, SRB, FL

    Idyll Hounds Brewery
    845 Serenoa Rd, SRB, FL

    Let us emphasize these supplies are NOT going to any organization but are going straight to the victims that have ZERO means to reach help. If donated we will make sure to tag who/what business you represent! We appreciate your time, love, and support to make this community whole again.

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    Fresh pallet of water on its way to PC etc! Please stay tuned for more info. We are canning more!

    Idyll Hounds Brewing Company

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