Looking for somewhere to donate supplies for Puerto Rico and Caribbean relief and those impacted by Hurricane Maria this weekend in Tampa?
This Sunday, October 1st, 2017, ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival will take place from 11AM-6PM at Centennial Park in Ybor City. The event is a FREE and family-friendly art and culture festival that will celebrate latin culture and food along with live music performances from local bands. The event is presented by Rumba 106.5.
The event celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month which is an annual celebration from September 15th to October 15th in the U.S.A.
It celebrates “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America”. It began “in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988”.
There will be a “Veterans Thunder Alley Booths” to show case a number of Veteran non-profit organizations. These organizations will interact with our community and share their personnel stories and how they are helping our Veterans and first-responders in Tampa.
The event will serve as a drive for Course of Action PR which is organizing for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They have processed 2.5 million lbs. of supplies and over 600,000 lbs. of water for Puerto Rico, but there is still more to do.
List of supplies needed:
Canned food/non-perishable food
Tuna packets (not canned)
Drink boxes/packets (juice boxes)
Baby supplies (bottles, diapers, baby wipes, formula, cereal, shampoo, baby lotion, baby powder, etc.)
Small and large generators
Adult diapers and supplies for the elderly
Water purification kits
Manual can openers
Clean/new gas cans
Personal hygiene/bath care items
Medical supplies (bandaids, peroxide, bandages, etc.)
Batteries (AA, C, D, 9V)
LED work lights
Walkie talkies/two way radios
Long extension cords
12V to 120 volt power inverters
MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)
Solar panels for charging batteries
Cell phone chargers
Basic tool kits
Duct and electrical tape
The organization says they have enough clothes and water at this time.
You can donate to Course of Action PR at their main base at 4916 S. Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL from Monday to Saturday from 11:00AM-7:00PM.
Event Name: ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival
Venue: Centennial Park
Address: 1800 E. 8th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
Date & Time: Sunday, October 1st, 2017, 11AM-6PM
Cost: FREE to attend
Facebook RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/276418779433950/