More than 100K items donated in News 6, Salvation Army supply drive for hurricane victims

Thousands of snacks, bottled waters, clothes and other goods received as donations

News 6 and the Salvation Army are getting results in a partnership donation drive, bringing in loads of supplies for the victims impacted in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 teamed up with the Salvation Army to host a donation drive Tuesday — one that received more than 100,000 items to help victims of Hurricane Ian.

The drop-off spot was located at the Salvation Army headquarters in Orlando and ran from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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People were urged to bring in donations for items that hurricane victims need, such as food, bottled water and baby supplies. A Salvation Army spokeswoman reported that 100,173 items were donated over the course of the drive.

Those items include:

  • 8,020 food items
  • 16,823 boxes of snacks
  • 18,128 bottles of water
  • 6,696 articles of clothes
  • 3,124 household items
  • 25,634 toiletries
  • 6,490 baby supplies
  • 9,886 cleaning materials
  • 752 medical supplies
  • 2,650 adult diapers
  • 1,650 towels and blankets
  • 320 animal supplies

“All of the things collected here are going to stay here in Orange and Osceola County. We do have teams all over Central Florida, especially in Southwest Florida. This has been declared a territorial disaster,” Capt. Ken Chapman of the Salvation Army said.

Even though the donation drive is over, those interested in helping hurricane survivors can continue to provide financial donations at the Salvation Army’s website.

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