Sun, Sep 08|
Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach
Helping Hands for the Bahamas
A donation drive & volunteer event! Join us on Sunday to lend a helping hand to the people of the Bahamas as we assemble personal hygiene kits and make no sew blankets.
Time & Location
Sep 08, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach, 1601 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, USA
About The Event
Donation Drive & Volunteer Event! Join us on Sunday to lend a helping hand to the people of the Bahamas as we assemble personal hygiene kits and make no-sew blankets.
All volunteers are asked to bring what they can from the below list:
- Antibiotic ointment
- Individually packaged towelettes and small packs of wipes
- Shampoo (travel size)
- Body wash (travel size)
- Bar soap (individually wrapped)
- Hand sanitizer (travel size)
- Disposable razors
- Hair ties
- Sanitary pads for women
If you cannot stay to help create the kits, you're welcome to drop off donations of the above items at the Embassy Suites Ballroom from 1:30pm-4pm.
In addition to making hygiene kits, we'll also be writing uplifting notes to include in the kits and making no-sew blankets. All ages are welcome!
All items will be donated to Lewis’ Eagles’ Wings Foundation, who is working with the West Palm mayor’s office, the city’s Downtown Development Authority, area restaurant groups, and other locals. They have kicked off an extensive disaster relief mission that includes gathering supply and monetary donations and running rescue/recovery flights powered by a fleet of civilian aircraft. They have 40 civilian airplanes, two Black Hawk-like helicopters and a ramp-equipped Mini C-130 cargo plane that can make fuel deliveries. For those who may be skeptical that their donated supplies will fail to reach the intended destination, Lewis (founder of the Lewis’ Eagles’ Wings Foundation) has this message: “We have a solid 20-year history at final-mile delivery. That is usually the biggest gap in any disaster relief mission, the final mile. But I have been deployed to 34 hurricanes and this is what we do.”
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