WHO: University Area CDC, Caribbean American National Development Organization (CANDO) and other local organizations forming Tampa Care
WHAT: Organizations are collaborating to collect for hurricane victims
WHEN: Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. through October 13
WHERE: Mort Park and Recreation facility, 1815 E. 148thAve., Lutz
DETAILS: Local organizations including University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation) and the Caribbean American National Development Organization (CANDO) are providing disaster recovery aid to the Caribbean region after the devastating hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the area. These organizations and more joined together three years ago to establish Tampa Care with the purpose of collecting goods and funds for those affected by hurricanes. A volunteer team will be on hand to receive, sort, and pack donations, which will be shipped as the containers are prepared.
Items being requested include: Towels, sheets and linens; large plastic storage containers, small kitchen appliances, canned food and openers, adult diapers, baby diapers and wipes, personal hygiene items (deodorant, lotion, shampoo, feminine products), brooms, mops and squeegees, school supplies and tarpaulins. Financial contributions can be made at http://bit.ly/TampaCares-Bahamas.
Items will be disseminated with the help of two church organizations, one Tampa-based with members traveling to the Bahamas to perform the distribution, and the other located in the Bahamas. Questions should be directed to Francis Joseph, Ofjoseph@yahoo.com
Serving the community for more than 20 years, University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. More information about University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, is available by calling 813.558.5212 and by visitingwww.uacdc.org.