Hello, my name is Meg. I live in Volusia County and we were hit pretty bad by Hurricane Ian. My family and friends have all been impacted as well as myself. Friends have lost all their belongings. Their houses completely destroyed by storm surge.
My grandmother’s nursing home was flooded as well, leaving my grandmother and the other residents with no clothes, shoes, belongings, etc. I guess I’m just trying to do what I can. We are out of work right now and don’t have ways to earn our income for not only upcoming and past bills, but to rebuild.
Your donations would be going to purchase items for families and facilities in my area that are in need. Undergarments, socks, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, blankets, baby formula & diapers, hairbrushes etc. Due to power outages, thousands of people who couldn’t afford their groceries in the first place have lost all their food. I have friends, family, and community members letting me know what they’re in need of, and who else needs help. We have a list of nursing homes and I’m going to reach out to local community centers and schools. This is a time to come together and rebuild our homes. The floods can take away their things, but their strength and love for this community remains.
I will be going out to purchase and deliver the items each weekend and mornings before work.