WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Local organizations are starting to gather donations to help Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas.
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The Eagle's Wings Foundation in West Palm Beach has partnered with several restaurants and groups around town to organization donations and send them to the islands.
Founder Scott Lewis created Eagle's Wings in 1999 during Hurricane Floyd. Lewis said Mayor Keith James is helping the organization spread the word about its effort to get supplies to the Bahamas.
"We desperately need their help," said Lewis. "Having people cry on the phone to me yesterday is an emotional situation personally because I have so many good friends there."
EWF is partnering with Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar, along with Titou Hospitality, to organize donation drop-off sites.
Rocco Mangel is the owner of Rocco's Tacos and said all of his restaurant locations will be accepting donations.
"It is very important for us to partner with someone who has a tremendous reparation, so we partnered with Scott Lewis," said Mangel. "He has done this a million times before and we are happy to be on his team."
Mangel did ask that any larger items be donated to the EWF warehouse at 514 14th St. in West Palm Beach.
Other restaurants like PB Catch, The Regional, and Pistache will also accept donations.
EWF will start taking supplies to the Bahamas starting on Wednesday.
HERE ARE THE ITEMS NEEDED:
- Hygiene kits
- Portable/purified water
- Non-perishable food items
- Water bladders
- Water containers
- First aid items
- Portable generators
- Plastic tarpaulin
- Debris removal tools
- Portable single and double burner stoves
- Portable outdoor lamps/lights
- Water purification kits
- Insect repellent
- Portable radios
- Portable potty
- Cleaning supplies/disinfectants
Eagles Wings Foundation has teamed up with several local restaurants including @RoccosTacos to deliver supplies to the Bamahas. You can take small items to Rocco’s restaurants and larger items to 514 14th st in WPB. @WPTV #HurricaneDorain— Miranda Christian (@MirandaWPTV) September 3, 2019
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