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Posted on: September 4, 2019

City designates SWFL Enterprise Center as collection point for hurricane relief supplies

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FORT MYERS, FL (Sept. 4, 2019) – In an effort to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian, the city has designated the SWFL Enterprise Center, located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Fort Myers, as a collection point for hurricane relief supplies. Donations collected at the Enterprise Center will be combined with donated items from other drop-off points in Lee and Collier counties.  The first shipment of items will leave on Thursday evening, September 5th.

The following items are needed:

Construction materials

  • Rubbermaid tubs to place clean household items out of the water/mud
  • Trash bags
  • Leather work gloves
  • Masks
  • Tarps
  • Para-cord ropes

Non-perishable food

  • Water
  • Boxed milk

Medical needs/Personal hygiene/Toiletries

  • Personal care kits with toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toiletries

First Aid supplies

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Advil, Tylenol, Motrin
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Baby supplies

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

Survival supplies

  • Mosquito nets/bug repellent
  • Batteries
  • Emergency/solar power lamps and lanterns
  • Coolers for ice and medicine
  • Air mattresses
  • Paper supplies
  • Box fans
  • Flashlights
  • Tents
  • Candles and matches

Cleaning supplies

  • Mops, pails, bleach, Simple Green, disinfectants

Donations will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Receipts will be provided, with 100% of the money going toward the relief effort.

For more information, please contact Donna Lovejoy, Assistant Director of Public Works, at 239-321-7217.

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