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Hurricane relief drive accepting donations through October 31

Nicole Touchton, pictured above right, receives donation of baby formula from Donalsonville Hospital’s Erin Lenz

The proceeds from the sale of game programs at Friday night’s football game will go to the hurricane relief fund. Ten program prize winners will be announced after half time as an incentive to sell out the programs and increase proceeds for hurricane relief. 

A group of community volunteers has organized a Hurricane Ian Relief Drive and donations will be accepted for those in need in south Florida through Monday, October 31. Seminole County residents know first hand how important drives like this are after receiving much needed supplies from far and near after Hurricane Michael.

Items needed include diapers, Pull-Ups, baby wipes, feminine products, hygiene products, laundry and dish soap, bleach, trash bags, sanitizing wipes, childrens clothing sizes 7-14, toys, games, markers and calculators. 

Drop off locations for donations are the former fire station facility on Woolfork Avenue next to Leon’s Cleaners from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Seminole County Elementary and Middle-High Schools’ front offices from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will also be a supply collection box at Friday night’s football game and Monday evening’s Truck or Treat event.

All donations will be delivered to the Foundation for Lee County Schools to support students and education staff of Lee County, Florida. 

Monetary donations are also being solicited and can be made to the Foundation for Lee County Schools.

Visit the collection effort’s Facebook event page for more info: or search Facebook for “Hurricane Ian Relief Drive, Seminole Co”. THere is a link to donate directly on the event page.

For additional information contact Nicole Touchton at 229-254-3371 or Mitch Blanks at 229-400-5228.

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