Agencies and organizations pull together to help hurricane victims

Northwest Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Agencies and organizations across Northwest Florida are pulling together to help hurricane victims.

Captain Herb Frazier with the Salvation Army in Pensacola says about forty trucks from out of state are on their way but it could be very hard getting to Panama City.

“As of this morning, there are about eighty miles of 1-10 with debris on it,” Frazier said. “We’re waiting for all that debris to move out so we can successfully finish the journey over there.”

Frazier says they luckily have crews that were already in the Panama City area on the ground working.

“We are able to feed between 500 and 1500 people per truck each day,” Frazier said. “Once those meals are out, we can just restock.”

Amy Fitzgerald is with the Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates. They’re looking to fill a huge truck with everything from tools, cleaning supplies and baby food for the hurricane victims. She says the krewe will leave next Friday when the roads are clear and they get the donations.

“Our major effort is just to do as much as we can to help them,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re sitting on the high side now, we’re extremely blessed.”

Donations are being accepted through Friday, October 19th.

Drop off locations for the Krewe of Airship Pirates supply drive will be:

Harley Davidson of Pensacola

Pensacola Parade People 

Sandy & Bubba’s Milton Chevrolet.

To donate to the Salvation Army, please call 1-800-SALARMY

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