KALAMAZOO, Mich. – While millions of Florida residents deal with Hurricane Irma, people in West Michigan are gearing up to help in relief efforts.
B & B Trucking in Kalamazoo is holding a truck-loading relief effort. They’re taking donations for essential things like water, batteries, sunscreen, and other non-perishable items.
“We are looking for generators; somebody dropped off four generators yesterday,” said Josh Borter at B & B Trucking. “We’re looking for tarps, we’re looking for work gloves. These are all items that are badly needed down there.”
They hope to load up as many trucks as they can fill. They plan on sending out the first truck to Florida on Monday.
“We have some volunteers that are going to actually go down there and be feet on the ground,” says Josh Thompson of the Hands Up Foundation. “But we’re just trying to do the best we can.”
The truck will be available for drop-offs on Monday from 9:00 a.m. tol 5:00 p.m. at 6147 Technology Drive in Kalamazoo.