Tampa Bay organizations collect relief supplies for Puerto Rico

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Bay area organizations are collecting relief supplies to take over to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria.

The Upwind Flying Club is sending five planes to San Juan deliver goods over the next couple weeks.

"Through our connections, we've got cargo planes and we've got a couple of other larger planes that will take over 100,000 pounds at a time," said Juan Concheiro told News Channel 8 this week.

Goods can be dropped off at Homeland Intelligence Technologies at 4916 S Lois Avenue in Tampa.

For more information and updates, you can visit the group's Facebook page.

The group has also established a GoFundMe account to accept donations.

If you would like to help out, call the organization at 813 830-3088.

The Without Walls International Church in Tampa is also collecting supplies for hurricane relief.

Those interested in making a donation should bring supplies to 4414 N. Grady Ave. in Tampa.  Doors will be open from 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday.

Members of the church will be flying to San Juan Sunday evening to help with hurricane relief.

They will be accepting the following supplies:

  • Water
  • MRE's
  • Battery lanterns
  • Manual can openers
  • First aid kits
  • Plenty of batteries and flashlights
  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Duct tape
  • Battery operated radios
  • Insect repellent
  • Soap and hygiene products
  • Cell phone portable chargers• Non perishable foods

Jay Rosario, the owner of Wesley Chapel Nissan is taking donations at the dealership from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Saturday, September 30.


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