BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A group of Brevard County organizations teamed up to help those in the storm-ravaged northern Bahamas.
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It was quite the effort with organizations like Keep Brevard Beautiful and volunteers, who collected thousands of items Saturday.
Supplies were unloaded from box trucks on a semi-truck. A human chain worked hard to load the truck throughout the day.
The young ones knew how essential these supplies for the people in the Bahamas. A cub scout troop from Titusville assisted.
"Because they need help," said scout Elijah Cabral on why his trooped volunteered their time.
Nancy Spencer from Brevard County saw the devastation in the Bahamas and wanted to lend a hand.
"Everyone here is pretty much volunteers," she said.
A lot of the boxes filled with canned goods and other non-perishables. Around 25,000 items were collected and loaded up.
“Anything we can do to help is what we are trying to do the community putting together a great effort looking forward to help the people in the Bahamas,” said Bryan Bobbitt with Keep Brevard Beautiful.
With all the hard work from all the volunteers the semi-truck really getting full with supplies by Saturday evening. The semi will be going to Ft. Lauderdale airport, and then loaded to planes to go the Bahamas.
Relief Drive in Melbourne
The donations keep pouring in to different drop-off locations in Brevard County, after county officials got together and started a hurricane relief drive for the Bahamas.
Melbourne City Council Member Paul Alfrey says he knew the county would come together and fill a 6,500 square foot warehouse space.
“We are going to continue helping those in need in the Bahamas. Brevard is really stepping up,” Alfrey said.
With hundreds of volunteers, each box of donations gets weighed and then sealed before making the quick journey to the islands.
Four-year-old Kendall Strand drew pictures and wrote inspirational quotes on boxes set to go to Abaco.
“I saw someone write, 'be strong Bahamas,' and I felt like doing it because it would make them feel happier,” Strand explained.
Visit www.reliefforthebahamas.com for more information on relief efforts.