Vietnam Veterans of America hosts Hurricane Irma relief drive

By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 14, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is working to fill a trailer with supplies for Hurricane Irma relief.

A local trucker donated his trailer and his services to drive supplies to the Fort Myers chapter of the Vietnam Veterans for distribution. The goal is to fill up the trailer with non-perishable food items, water, paper products, diapers, and baby food in plastic containers.

Joe West is the president of the Chapter 96 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

"This is not just for veterans. This is for anybody that needs anything when the truck pulls in,” said West. “It's good to be able to help your brothers and sisters, and you know what, next year it might be us asking them to send us stuff. It all goes around. It all works out."

Donated supplies can be dropped off at the Vietnam Veterans of America, located at Lake Ella in Tallahassee. The group will be accepting donations on September 15 and 16 from 11AM to 7PM. They will also accept supplies on September 17 from noon to 6 PM. The trailer will leave Tallahassee later that evening.

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