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State lawmakers gathering relief supplies for Bahamas
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State lawmakers gathering relief supplies for Bahamas

State lawmakers gathering relief supplies for Bahamas
Photo Credit: Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rains and wind pelt Charleston, S.C., early on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian enters the area. Hurricane Dorian has begun raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

A customer walks out of The Tidal Market III convenience store in Wilmington, N.C, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Hurricane Dorian was expected to brush just off the coast of the area (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 20. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands released the figure Wednesday evening and warned that more fatalities were likely. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 20. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands released the figure Wednesday evening and warned that more fatalities were likely. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)

Sitting in her home's lounger, Virginia Mosvold, 84, is lowered from a truck by volunteers after being rescued from her flooded home on Ol' Freetown Farm farm in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian before being taken to the hospital on the outskirts of Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Rescue crews in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes trying to reach drenched and stunned victims of Hurricane Dorian and take the full measure of the disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

This photo shows destruction from Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Destruction from Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Destruction from Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

A broken plane lays on the side of a road in the Pine Bay neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Rescuers trying to reach drenched and stunned victims in the Bahamas fanned out across a blasted landscape of smashed and flooded homes Wednesday, while disaster relief organizations rushed to bring in food and medicine. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Hurricane relief supplies are ready to be loaded on the "Globe" a ship that will make the trek to the Bahamas with much needed help Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Chef Jos� Andres' World Central Kitchens is loading up the vessel with the supplies for the victims of Hurricane Dorian that devastated the Bahamas. (Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald via AP)

State lawmakers gathering relief supplies for Bahamas

A pair of state lawmakers from the Orlando area are teaming up to collect badly needed supplies for people in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.

State Representative Anna Eskamani is teaming up with State Senator Randolph Bracy for the supply drive.  

 She’s collecting items like bottled water, canned goods, can openers, bug spray, sunscreen, diapers, baby formula, bottles,  first-aid and hygiene items.

You can also drop off flashlights, batteries and generators.

WAYS TO DONATE MONEY: 
Bahamas Red Cross: https://bahamasredcross.org/donate/
International Medical Corp: https://give.internationalmedicalcorps.org/page/47784/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=SM~ERDO~SMDRT2009 
Miami Based GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/be-there-with-the-fair-dorian-relief-fund 
The National Association of the Bahamas: http://www.nabmiami.org/donate/ 

**Please note that our legislative offices cannot accept cash donations! We encourage you to donate to one of these nonprofits and to always do your research before making financial contributions**

SUPPLIES NEEDED: 

**GENERAL SUPPLIES** 
Water
Canned goods
Can openers (manual only) 
Bug spray
Sunscreen
Diapers
Baby formula
Baby bottles
First aid items
Flashlight (LED flashlights /Solar lights)
Batteries (especially D) 
Small generators
Tarps
Tents
Nails
Hammers
Bleach
Cat and dog food
Sleeping bags
Chain saws (gas operated)

**MEDICAL SUPPLIES**
Adhesive/Non-Adhesive Bandages
Antibacterial Ointments
Gauze and Tape
Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen
Rubbing Alcohol and Peroxide

**HYGIENE SUPPLIES**
Deodorant
Menstruation Items
Hand sanitizer
Razors & Shaving Cream
Shampoo/Conditioner
Soaps (Bar or Liquid)
Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
Mouthwash
Baby wipes
Toilet Paper
New underwear (no opened packages!)

All supplies collected will be transported to The Bahamas as soon as travel is safe. Please drop off these supplies during the following times to our Legislative Offices: 

HD47: 1507 E. Concord St Orlando, FL 32803
Monday, September 9th, 9am-5:pm
Tuesday, September 10th, 9am-5pm 

SD11: 6965 Piazza Grande Avenue Suite 211 Orlando, FL 32835
Monday, September 9th, 9am-5:pm
Tuesday, September 10th, 9am-5pm 

NOTE: If you cannot stop by one of these days, please email Anna at anna.eskamani@myfloridahouse.gov, as she'll be in the office on Sunday too and is happy to coordinate drop-offs.

FINALLY: If you are a company looking to make a LARGE donation, please email Anna and she can help coordinate where you can drop off items: anna.eskamani@myfloridahouse.gov 

Eskamani will be collecting items at her office near downtown Orlando from now until Tuesday, September 10.

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