Keep Brevard Beautiful Lends Hand to Hurricane Victims
Keep Brevard Beautiful organizes Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive.
Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB), located in Florida, hosted a drive to collect non-perishable food and other items for victims in the Bahamas following devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.
Several community partners joined KBB’s effort, including Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Satellite Beach and Cape Canaveral, a local Cub Scout pack, the Community Credit Union, and local United Way, SPCA and Humane Society chapters.
Five collection sites were open throughout Brevard County where people brought items, such as water, canned goods, manual can openers, first aid supplies, flashlights, hygiene products, and batteries.
“Trucks started to come in and we created a human chain of volunteers, KBB staff and scouts. About three long, hot and hard hours later, the semi was full to the back doors,” said Bryan Bobbitt, executive director of Keep Brevard Beautiful.
The truckload of donations was brought to Ft. Lauderdale where volunteer pilots were flying supplies to the Bahamas.
“What I was most impressed with was how our community came together to do something amazing for those affected by Dorian,” said Bobbitt.