NAVARRE, Fla. (WKRG) — Navarre business owners have set up drop off locations to collect supplies for Hurricane Michael victims.
The main drop off point is at East River Smokehouse on Navarre Parkway. Owner James Dabney says many relief drives are focused on the Panama City area, but he wants to take supplies to rural areas north of 1-10, that got hit really hard.
“We’re going to take our truck and unload it and put it in pickup trucks and we’re going to take the stuff out individually and deliver it to each house,” Dabney said.
Dabney says they are looking for non-perishable items, besides clothing. He says you can drop it off anytime from 7am to 7pm. Dabney says he’s hoping to take the truck to the affected areas on Saturday.
“Dog food, baby related items, new blankets and towels,” Dabney said.
Brenda Bozykowski delivered some items today.
“It’s a life-changing event,” Bozykowski said. “So many people are affected by this. You can’t just drive by and not help.”
Edward Campbell is a volunteer helping to load the items.
“When we needed help here people showed up with trucks full of stuff,” Cambpell said. “They showed up with a chainsaw, food, ice, anything we needed. We’re just trying to repay the favor that’s been put upon us throughout the years.”
Other drop off locations in Navarre include Broussard’s on The Beach, Subway Navarre, Cactus Flower, TC’s Front Porch in Navarre.