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Here’s where to help Boca’s Bahama relief efforts

Once Dorian left Boca largely untouched, all efforts went straight to Bahama relief. Here’s where and how to help:

·    Junior League of Boca Raton accepting donations 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at headquarters in Vegso Community Resource Center, 261 NW 13th St. Wish list on Amazon.

 League’s Diaper Bank will donate 10,000 diapers.

·    Penn-Florida Companies is accepting donations at six Boca Raton locations. Donations include canned goods, granola bars, diapers, formula, cleaning supplies, batteries, flashlights and toiletries.  Drop offs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 13 at Atrium Financial Center, 1515 N. Federal Highway; South City Plaza, 1515 S. Federal Highway; 101 Via Mizner Apartments, 101 E. Camino Real; 101 Renaissance Center, 1101 N. Federal Highway; One City Centre, 1 N. Federal Highway; Crystal Corporate Center, 2500 Military Trail. Here’s the link to a map

·    Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton will have a U-Haul truck in back parking lot during their noon Friday meeting only at Renaissance Boca Raton hotel, 2000 NW 19th St. Among items: work and rubber gloves, tarps, cleaning supplies, large garbage bags, shovels, buckets, brooms, mops, propane tanks, grills, Sterno camp stoves, hammers, roofing paper and nails, linens, blankets, towels, chain saws, generators, coolers, flashlights, lanterns, batteries, personal and baby items, cell phone chargers, nonperishable and canned foods, can openers.

·    Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services requests leftover hurricane supplies and food to these drop-off locations 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday: Altier Jewelers, 701 S. Federal Highway;  Signature Real Estate Companies corporate office, 901-C Clint Moore Road. Monetary donations to Hands on Tzedakah.

·    Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has established Hurricane Dorian Emergency Relief Fund

·    Boca Chamber referring monetary and other donations to The Bahamas Red Cross

·    Boca Raton Airport is collecting extension cords, work gloves, chainsaws and chains, chainsaw bar oil, box fans, tarps, hammers and nails, mosquito nets, tents, solar and battery powered electronics; baby, medical, personal and cleaning supplies; nonperishable and pet food, canned goods, water. Hours for drop-off are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at airport administration building, 903 NW 35th St.

·    Two Boca Raton city fire stations are designated as drop-off locations for Boca Raton Firefighter & Paramedic Benevolent Fund Inc.’s collection drive.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 15 at Fire Station 1, 1151 N. Federal Highway, and Fire Station 5 at 2333 W. Glades Road.

Items needed are: canned food; can openers; mosquito repellent; sunscreen; diapers and baby wipes; baby formula and food; first-aid items; hygiene items; batteries; flashlights; cleaning supplies; tents, cots and tarps. The firefighters are partnering with a foundation and the National Emergency Management Agency to focus on established contacts in West End and Freeport.

·    Palm Beach County school district has partnered with the Education Foundation to raise $100,000 by Sept. 20. Click here to donate.


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