Florida Panhandle Frontline Support & Resources
This webpage is being continually updated and is serving as a central information source for frontline-to-frontline direct resource & support mobilization for our region.
WHERE TO DONATE MONEY
- Earth Ethics is a non-profit organization who works on environmental and social justice issues. Based in Northwest Florida, we are mobilizing to bring supplies to the areas in the greatest need. Please make a financial donation at http://earthethics.us/donations/ so we can get the supplies we need to assist others. Email email@example.com if you would like to volunteer to help or would like to donate items. We are collecting items for individuals – see the personal supplies list below for more information. Collections are happening in Pensacola (Escambia County, Navarre (Santa Rosa County), and Fort Walton Beach (Okaloosa County), Florida.
- Louisiana Cajun Navy Rescue. Relieve. Rebuild. “We don’t wait for the help, We are the help! We the people of Louisiana refuse to stand by and wait for help in the wake of disasters in our state and the country. We rise up to unite and help rescue our neighbors! Our mission is to help the people who can’t get help, not only in the wake of disaster, but in everyday life.” Learn how you can help or donate, by visiting http://www.louisianacajunnavy.org/.
- No Town Left Behind helps communities who have been affected by natural disasters on many levels. From distributing emergency supplies to search and rescue operations, we believe “many hands lighten the load for all.” We’re looking for big hearted givers who want to help us serve and love more people. Please join our community relief efforts, there’s so much to do… anyone can help! Visit https://www.notownleftbehind.org/ to learn how you can volunteer.
Be Ready Alliance’s mission is to reduce loss of life, injury, property damage, environmental impact and economic loss due to disaster, through fostering communication, cooperation, collaboration and coordination among community, faith-based, non-profit, private and public organizations active in one or more phases of emergency management. http://bereadyalliance.org/ – 1301 W Government St, Pensacola, FL 32502 -Email: Brace@BeReadyAlliance.org -FaceBook.com/BRACEBeReady – Twitter.com/BRACEBeReady (850) 444-7135.
NAACP of Bay County – 320 E 7th St, Panama City, FL 32401 – (850) 763-5381 – https://www.facebook.com/BayCountyBranchOfTheNAACP-
Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc. – mail donations to PO Box 335 – Eastpoint, Fl 32328, 850-509-5009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NAACP of Okaloosa County: 1339 Green Acres Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 – (850) 301-2095 www.okaloosanaacp.org
RELIEF, RESPONSE & RECOVERY RESOURCES – TBA
RECOVERY SUPPLIES NEEDED – TBA
If you are collecting supplies yourself, or for a supply drive, please see below:
If supplies are going to a large shelter, separate them into large categories (diapers, flood, medix). If supplies are going to be dispersed to individuals, arrange quick packs of needed items (toothbrush & paste, tampons, TP, water, protein bars)
If you are purchasing goods to bring down immediately, prioritize medical & personal. cleanup and household will be needed once water levels lower.
- Basic toiletries – toothbrushes, toothpaste, period products (diva cups, pads, tampons etc), hair care, soap, lotion, talcum powder
- Sleeping bags, pillows, blankets
- Baby formula and baby food (MREs do not meet nutritional needs of infants), breast pumps, bottles, bottled water, diapers (cloth or disposable), carriers, strollers, car seats
- Children’s toys, games, puzzles, cards, books, art supplies
- Nonperishable, high nutrient density food
- New, seasonally appropriate clothes of all sizes (for humid, hot weather)
- Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, catheters, alcohol wipes, and “diapers” for adults/larger kids with disabilities
herbal medicines/tinctures, vitamins, mosquito repellent,ice packs, catheters, colostomy bags, clean needles, bandages (especially the waterproof kinds, NexCare is a good brand), gauze, medical tape (plastic and paper), nitrate medical gloves, antiseptic cleaners, pain relief, sanitizer, tweezers, muscle pain relief balms/ointments, cold remedy (this is just a start. many medical donations would be helpful)
CLEAN UP SUPPLIES
- Storage – plastic tubs, contractor bags, boxes, buckets, tarps, duct tape, sharpies
- Work tools – especially for demolition: hammers, axes, shovels, crowbars, tarps, screwdrivers, drills, box cutters and extra blades, crowbars, screwdrivers, drills, wheelbarrows, wire cutters, ladders
- Cleaning supplies – heavy duty respirator masks (n95 or better), knee high rubber/rain boots, rubber gloves and thick work gloves, bleach, mops, brooms, rakes, garbage bags (especially large contractor bags), sponges, towels, heavy duty paper towels
- Mold remediation supplies – borax, tea tree oil or vinegar are herbal products that eliminate black mold, as well as commercial “mold control”/other concrobium/ specifically mold-remediation products which tend to go quickly in affected sites.
- Pest Control Supplies- Fire Ant poison, Diatomaceous earth or other alternatives, Mosquito repellent,
HEALTH AND HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES
- Dehumidifiers, fans, flashlights, lanterns – especially solar powered
- Solar power chargers, long-lasting/heavy duty/water-resistant power sticks, batteries of all kinds
- Dog food and emergency pet supplies like leashes, flea medicine
- Large coolers, large cooler bags
- Relevant gift cards: Home Depot, Lowes, Target, IKEA, Walgreen’s, H.E.B.
WORDS OF ADVICE
- Advice on how to be helpful to folks impacted by flooding
- Advice on reaching out to family/friends who are dealing with flooding
- Advice on addressing infant nutritional needs during emergencies
- Advice on House Gutting
- Lessons Learned Organizing After Hurricane Harvey (via West Street Recovery in Houston)
- A Window Propped Open – Timelines of Hurricane Harvey (via West Street Recovery in Houston)
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD REPORTING
Please email email@example.com to include any frontline/grassroots centered relief and recovery resources, services, hotlines, or distribution centers to this list.