St. Johns County homeless shelter damaged by hurricane, donations needed

The homeless service provider agencies of the St. Johns County CoC have suffered damage that is massive and officials say they need volunteers and donations:

1.  St. Francis House: is completely closed due to serious damage, ALL of the residents of St. Francis’ Shelter have been relocated to a church on CR 210, an RV or mobile kitchen is needed to help provide meals on-site. All of the buildings have had massive salt water and sewage flooding at the highest level of 3 -4 feet in all of their buildings; there will be a group of volunteers needed starting tomorrow at 2 pm to start clearing debris and clean.

The following donations are needed:

a.   a large mobile storage unit (I.E.: A POD Storage unit)
b.  LARGE black garbage bags
c.   garden-type gloves
d.  masks
e.   bleach
f.    Lysol
g.   cleaning wipes
h.  Dawn soap
i.    towels and rags
j.    mops
k.  brooms
l.    paper towels
m. disposable plates, cups, bowls, napkins and silverware

Food donations are not currently needed at St. Francis House due to their inability to keep donations

2.  ESHC of St. Johns County: there is a tree on one of the house and branches, trees, down all over the campus, volunteers are meeting at 62 Chapin Street tomorrow morning at 10 am:

Donations requested:
a.   Chainsaw
b.  LARGE black garbage bags
c.   garden-type gloves
d.  masks
e.   bleach
f.    Lysol
g.   cleaning wipes
h.  Dawn soap
i.    towels and rags
j.    mops
k.  brooms
l.    paper towels
m. Food donations to restock their pantry

3.  Salvation Army of St. Johns County:  Mobile Food Trucks at the following sites:

a.   Hastings at Baptist Church on SR 207 until after dinner.

b.  Vilano Beach near the Publix feeding lunch and dinner. This truck will have water, and clean up kits will be delivered in the late afternoon.
c.   Butler/Crescent Beach area for lunch and dinner
d.  Bridge and Granada from 1200 – 1700
e.   Solomon Calhoun Center for lunch and dinner.

 

(© 2016 WTLV)


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