Many residents in the Florida Panhandle are in need after Hurricane Michael ravaged through several cities.
There are a variety of ways you can help local residents:
Quarterdeck Restaurant: All Quarterdeck locations are accepting supplies such as water, tarps, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, baby food and toiletries, non-perishable food items and more throughout the weekend. The supplies will be driven to the Panhandle by 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22. The restaurant will also be donating two commercial generators Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida in Panama City. Click here for more information.
Global Empowerment Mission: Donations such as non-perishable food, water, toiletries and more can be dropped off at the Miami Beach fire stations on Pinetree Drive or Indian Creek Drive, or at the police station on 400 NW 2nd Street until Sunday, Oct. 21. Donations can also be made through here.
Aventura Mall: Aventura Mall is collecting new generators, boxed chainsaws, flashlights, batteries, diapers, baby food, baby wipes, large boxes of sealed canned goods, new blankets, cots and sleeping bags, and large unopened bags or cans of pet food. Aventura Mall says they are not collecting clothing or used items at this time. Donations can be made between October 14th and 16th between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Feeding South Florida: Feeding South Florida is taking 2,000 food boxes to Panama City to feed suffering families in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Click here for more information.
The American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is raising funds for those devastated by Hurricane Michael in conjunction with NBC 6 and Telemundo 51. Go to RedCross.org/NBC6Telemundo51 to donate.
The American Kidney Fund: The American Kidney Fund is collecting donations to help dialysis patients threatened by Hurricane Michael. The money will go toward transportation costs, lost medications, renal diet foods, housing and more. Click here to donate.
Airbnb: Displaced neighbors and relief workers deployed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael can stay in selected Airbnbs for free from Oct. 8 to Oct. 29. Click here to view a map of the regions opening their homes for free. For information on hosting evacuees, click here.
The Florida Disaster Fund: The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to the Sunshine State’s communities in times of disaster. Click here to make a donation.
Florida Urgent Rescue: Florida Urgent Rescue is working to evacuate dogs and cats impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Jacksonville-based organization also relocated several animals during Hurricane Irma and Florence. Click here for information on how you can donate.