How you can help Hurricane Michael victims

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- As families all across the Southeast continue to recover from Hurricane Michael, we've got a list of ways you can help make a difference for neighbors in need.

The following organizations are collecting donations to help families recover:

  • The American Red Cross -- To make donation, visit www.redcross.org.

  • The Salvation Army -- To make a donate, visit give.salvationarmyflorida.org

  • One Blood -- To find out how to make a lifesaving blood donation, visit www.oneblood.org.

  • Second Harvest of the Big Bend -- Second Harvest is partnering with Bank of America for the Give A Meal campaign. To find out how you can donate, visit www.fightinghunger.org.

  • United Way -- 100 percent of all Hurricane Michael donations will be applied to local relief efforts in the Northwest Florida area. To make a donation, visit unitedwaynwfl.org.

    Local Drives:

  • A Women’s Pregnancy Center -- Collecting donations for moms and babies in need, asking for diapers, wipes, and formula. Donations may be dropped off at their office at 919 W. Pensacola Street in Tallahassee. For more information, click here.

  • American Legion Post 84, Havana -- Collecting items to be distributed to various Florida Emergency Management sites in the Big Bend and Panhandle area. Other sites such as Legion Posts will also be included. Items needed are: Big kids diapers (Pullups), adult diapers, baby food all kinds, Ensure shakes (any flavor), batteries (all sizes), flashlights, water, and cat and dog food. Items may be dropped off at the legion post and will be picked up as needed.

  • Leon County Sheriff's Office -- Holding a donation drive for the residents of Jackson and Gadsden County. All items must be dropped off by Monday, October 22nd. Donations can also be dropped off at Immanuel Baptist Church, located at 2351 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee. For a list of items being collected, click here.

  • Leon County Schools Book Drive -- On Friday 10/19, Monday 10/22 and Tuesday 10/23, LCS is collecting reading books for students in the hurricane impacted areas. In partnership with the Indian River School District and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, the LCS community will fill three school buses with books to send to Calhoun, Gulf and Jackson Counties. Students may bring books to their school beginning Friday.

  • Operation First Responder & Family Relief -- The Tallahassee Police Department is partnering with Florida State University to collect supplies at several FSU events this weekend. For details, click here.

    Know of a local organization helping with Hurricane Michael relief? Send us a news tip to news@wctv.tv.



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