How to help those in need in South Florida following Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma left many people throughout South Florida without essentials or only limited resources and many organizations are stepping in to help.

Below is a list of organizations where people can volunteer or donate to:

Ramat Shalom Synagogue 

Ramat Shalom is collecting donations for homebound seniors and families.

Donations needed include toilet paper, paper towels, personal hygiene products, diapers and cleaning supplies.

Supplies can be dropped off at 11301 W. Broward Blvd. in Plantation.

For more information, call 954-706-9392.

HandsOn Broward

HandsOn Broward volunteers are distributing water, serving meals, cleaning up parks and supporting the recovery needs of nonprofits.

Nonprofits seeking volunteer support and individuals who are interested in volunteering should visit HandsOn Broward's website at or call 954-233-1300. 

Donations to support HandsOn Broward’s programs and relief efforts can be made at 

South Florida Simon Malls

Select Simon malls in South Florida are serving as drop-off locations for the American Red Cross.

The malls below will accept donations throughout September:

• Mall Management offices at Coral Square Mall & The Falls from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Simon Guest Services at Miami International Mall from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Simon Guest Services and Mall Management office at Dadeland Mall from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
• Simon Guest Services at Town Center at Boca Raton from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Donations needed include: 

• Non-perishable foods
• Blankets
• Pillows
• Portable phone chargers
• Paper plates
• Plastic ware  

Lion Plumbing Supply 

Lion Plumbing Supply in Miami will be collecting donations to distribute in the Florida Keys.

Items can be dropped off at the shop at 14350 NW Seventh Ave., Miami, Fl, 33168 Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm

The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm is accepting non-perishable food and water donations, which they will begin distributing to those in need on Friday.

Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the law office at 5400 S. University Drive, Suite 502, Davie, Fl, 33328.

American Red Cross

Click here to make a donation to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Irma.

You can donate by phone by calling 1-800-435-7669.

Contributions to the nonprofit organization are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

To add to this list, please contact Local 10 News with information about your organization and how people can get help by emailing [email protected]

This BBSNews article was syndicated from News | WPLG, and written by News | WPLG. Read the original article here.

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