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If you would like to volunteer with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts, visit volunteerflorida.org and fill out the volunteer form. you can also sign up at crowdrelief.net as a volunteer.
Our community is stepping up and many local businesses and individuals are extending help and support on social media.
Here’s a sample round-up from 30A.com of the big and small ways you participate and/ or contribute to Hurricane Michael relief efforts:
This Friday and Saturday 10/19 and 10/20 Beachy Clean Car Wash in Santa Rosa Beach will be giving 100% of the car wash income to the victims of Hurricane Michael. Beachy Clean will then match what is raised! It will open 9am-5pm offering exterior washes and full detail washes. For more info, call them 850-267-8400
Justin Gaffrey Gallery is a drop off location for relief supplies for Hurricane Michael. Justin is accepting ready-to-eat food items, baby products, tarps and new (in package) socks and undergarments. Justin has been on the ground in Panama City since Thursday.
Chef Jim Shirley of The Bay restaurant is accepting all non-perishable items for their Operation Mobile Relief Kitchen. Please drop off all donations next door to The Bay restaurant at the entrance next to Bay Baits between 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hillary & Reverie – Drop Off location URGENT NEEDS: ready to eat food, baby food, clorox wipes, toiletries, diapers, and towels. He has told us that currently they have plenty of water. LOCATION: Our office is located between the HUB and WaterSound on 30A at the Grace Point community.
The 30A Company is donating 100% of all sales of this Limited Edition SHORE UP Shirt Goes to Help Hurricane Michael victims. Read more HERE.
Sheriff Tommy Ford announced that a massive amount of resources have arrived within Bay County to help with the recovery effort. The Salvation Army is now feeding the public at nine different locations across Bay County.
Grayton Beer Company is serving as a regional staging and distribution center for hurricane supplies. They have already received deliveries from Walmart headquarters in Arkansas and expect more shipments. Walton County Sheriff’s office is coordinating supply distribution in cooperation with Bay, Gulf, Franklin county sheriff’s offices to ensure supplies get where they are needed quickly. Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson says, “Help is going to be needed, not just for the next several days, but for weeks and weeks. We want everyone to know we will be there until the end.”
Grayton Beer’s taproom facility will also be a drop zone for the National Diaper Bank Coalition and as a community drop zone. Citizens can bring donation supplies to Grayton Beer Company, 217 Serenoa Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Grayton Beer’s Taproom is serving as a regional distribution center for hurricane supplies
High priority items are water, non-perishable food, cleaning products, diapers, toiletries, new clothing & bedding, and first aid products. Supplies can be dropped off at any time inside the Taproom or by the door.
Walton Co Sheriff Adkinson, “Contact your local sheriff’s office if you want to donate supplies.”
Destiny Worship Center has secured their Panama City Beach campus and are accepting donations that will then be transported to areas of need. U-Haul trucks have been parked at each of their 5 locations and are accepting the items on the list above at all devices this weekend as well as normal office hours throughout the coming weeks.
Join in for the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival happening TODAY, October 13, 2018, where all the proceeds of Sandestin Foundation for Kids will be donated to the Hurricane Michael relief efforts. Tickets are still available for tonight and tomorrow here.
The Red Bar and Louis Louis are setting up drop stations. You can donate: water bottles, clothing, toiletries, tools, canned goods, medicines, cleaning supplies, all paper products, work gloves, tarps, hand sanitizers, rubber gloves, diapers, baby formula, wipes, individually packaged snacks, plastic silverware, batteries, flashlights, and dry goods. Chuck and Carmen styles from Graffiti’s restaurant are providing a U-Haul truck leaving Monday to Panama City and east of there.
The Red Bar is located at: 70 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 and can be reached at 850-231-1008.
Louis Louis is located at 35 Mussett Bayou Rd, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 and can be reached at 850-267-1500. If no one is there to accept personally, drop off items on the patio at LouisLouis.
Our friends at YOLO Board and Safe Water for Walton announced that they are now accepting donations of supplies for victims of Hurricane Michael at their Miramar Beach location. For more info, follow their updates on Facebook.
Alaqua Animal Refuge is seeking funding and supplies to help individuals and shelters in the areas affected by #HurricaneMichael. Relief items include: bottled water, dog and cat food, litter, linens, cleaning products and dog and cat crates for safe transportation of animals. www.alaqua.org/michael
Food for Thought is collecting the following items to assist those affected by #HurricaneMichael: diapers, pull-ups, wipes, underwear for children all sizes, formula (premixed would be easiest), bottles, pacifiers. They are working directly with emergency responders to ensure we get these supplies into the hands of those in need.
Drop off location:
132 Market St SRB
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
The St. Joe Company (the team behind WaterColor Inn & Resort, WaterSound, The Pearl RB, etc.) announced that they are donating $1 MILLION to help with hurricane relief efforts. Learn more about their incredible gesture here.
• Stinky’s Bait Shack is collecting hurricane relief supplies for Bay and Gulf County. You can donate: non perishables, batteries, baby care items, first aid supplies, fuel cans, work gloves, bug spray and more. Get in touch with them here.
Destin Commons will be housing a drop-off location with a semi-truck parked in between Bass Pro Shops and World of Beer that will be collecting all donations from 7 a.m. until midnight every day between now and Saturday, October 27. Those who are unable to make it to Destin Commons may drop off their donations at Brotula’s, Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican’s Destin location, Cuvée Kitchen, or Jackacuda’s to be delivered to the main drop-off site at Destin Commons. All donations of any kind are welcome and appreciated.
If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to go towards the purchase of supplies, please visit one of the following:
- www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text Disaster to 20222
- www.Redcross.org or text Michael to 90999
- Or Venmo me at @SusanBenton30A and I will buy supplies needed to drop off at our distribution centers! Visit my 30AEats Instagram Page called “Panhandle Relief” for more ways to help!
If you know of other local businesses making organized efforts towards hurricane relief efforts, please email me at email@example.com.
Our South Walton and Destin Gulf Coast Restaurants and some of our Panama City Restaurants are open for business! Please frequent them! They may have a limited menu and hours. Be respectful as many of their employees have to get back to the east ( Bay County) before the curfew is imposed.
As for surf conditions, the YELLOW FLAGS are up, indicating moderate surf with potential rip currents remaining from Hurricane Michael. It’s best to stay out of water until the debris is cleared out. Please go to 30A.com to view the daily web cam and weather conditions!