So You’ve Got Enough Canned Goods To Survive the Apocalypse…Here’s Where You Can Donate Them.

So You’ve Got Enough Canned Goods To Survive the Apocalypse…Here’s Where You Can Donate Them. 

Posted: 8:49 am Friday, September 15th, 2017

By Danielle

Last week, you more than likely stocked up with enough hurricane supplies to survive for weeks (after all, we thought we were getting a direct hit from at LEAST a Category 3 storm)…

So, now that we lucked out and are starting to get back into our homes and settle down, what do you do with all that stuff?

While some people will decide to hang onto everything until the end of the hurricane season (which is another good idea), when my son and I were shopping for our supplies, we decided that if we were lucky enough not to need them, we’d pay it forward and donate what we’d purchased to someone who did.

With that in mind, here are some great places that need all the help we can give right now…

Pet Supplies:

The Humane Society of Pinellas…is an amazing no-kill shelter that finds loving homes for dogs/cats/other animals in Pinellas County. During Irma, they sustained some damage to their shelter. They’re also always in need of supplies for their animals.

Some items they’ve specifically requested following Irma include:

  • All Pet Foods
  • Pet Toys
  • Blankets
  • Cleaning Supplies (such as laundry soap, bleach, dish soap, and sponges)

You can find out more info about the HSP here.

Misc Items and Supplies:

Julie Weintraub’s Hands Across the Bay…

You know Julie Weintraub as the gorgeous woman from those Gold and Diamond Source TV commercials, but do you know about her charity work? Helping people is what Julie is really about, and I adore her for it.

Hands Across the Bay is a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and others in need in the Tampa Bay area. Several of ‘Julie’s families’ (once she takes them under her wing, they’re officially a part of the ‘family’) are in need after Hurricane Irma damaged their homes and belongings.

You can find more information about them here.

Food:

Feeding Tampa Bay is a great local organization that will take food donations and give them to others in need locally. There are tons of places to drop-off supplies, including Tampa Kids Therapy located at 4004 S Macdill Ave, Tampa until Noon today.

Here’s more info about Feeding Tampa Bay.

We are all feeling so fortunate this week. As we get back to ‘normal’ it’s time to start helping those around us who weren’t so lucky this time. ❤

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