The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement in efforts to help relieve the recent hurricane victims in north Florida dealing with hurricane Michael.
Jackson County is a very rural county with few resources located North of Tallahassee. Currently there are expectations of a month of no power restoration in the area. Jackson County and their LEO city agencies are in need of chainsaws, chainsaw chains, chainsaw bars, chain files, bar oil, gas cans, 50:1 oil and generators. The generators are intended to be used specifically for the elderly.
Additionally, paper towels, bread, cereal, diapers, baby wipes, hygiene items, women products, soap, cat and dog food, shaving cream razors, 5 gal plastic gas cans, can foods that don’t need a can opener, manual can openers, canned meat, latex gloves, tarps, water, baby formula, socks, shoes (sneakers), 5 gallon buckets, rags, tooth brush and tooth paste, deodorant, no shower shampoo, hair brushes, air mattresses, blankets, pillows, sterno cans, coolers, and tarps of all sizes.
LCSO is collecting donations to be transported to the panhandle this Wednesday. We will continue to accept donations after Wednesday and will make a second delivery in roughly a week. Truthfully, if the donations continue, we will ensure they get to those in need. Donations can be dropped off at our main office at 360 W Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778. #hurricanemichael #Jacksoncountyfl #hurricanerelief