CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) — Volunteers from a local non-profit are collecting donations for those impacted by Hurricane Ian to bring with them down to Florida next week.
After Fire Victims Outreach, an organization out of Pawtucket, normally helps collect goods for those displaced by a fire but over the weekend switched its focus.
“They’re pretty devastated, from what I hear from resources down there, they’re running out of food there are people that don’t have the means to get to shelter and feeding locations,” said Todd Brown, Director of After Fire Victims Outreach.
Brown also says the donations collected Sunday should arrive by Monday, Oct. 10.
“They’re still trying to get the infrastructure back up and running so everything, we do here is going to go down and support,” Brown said. “It’ll be a small scale of what will be needed but we’re doing what we can to help.”
According to Brown, the organization will be holding another donation drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. next weekend at 30 Meeting Street in Cumberland.