Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

By September 16, 2017Out and About
Left to right: Dianna Betancourt, Camila Lipkowski, Charlie Miller, Samantha Branda, Meghan Davis, Josie Umeh

 

Back Row: Leonard Umeh, Josie Umeh, Camila Lipkowski, Hernan Nunez, Melissa Davis, Meghan Davis, Jose Perez Charton
Front Row: Veronica Howell, Trista Schlossberg, Charlie Miller, Dianna Betancourt, Samantha Branda,

 

Immokalee Workers Fair Food Program organized the event.

GL Homes employees donated money and supplies.

Dianna Betancourt of GL Homes and her friends volunteered their time to shop for and distribute food and toiletries to victims of Hurricane Irma who live in Immokalee, Florida on the West Coast.

The team raised over $5,500 in cash donations. ($700 of which from GL Homes Employees). Organized three drop-off locations for supplies and collected thousands of dollars’ worth of items. All in less than 48 hours. They filled a large moving truck and two vans full of supplies. The cash donation was spent at Walmart on additional, much needed supplies: food, under garments, bathroom supplies, baby supplies, etc. They then helped unloaded the trucks at Coalition of Immokalee Workers and sorted all of the items into like piles. Afterwards, the team helped prepare bags that were immediately handed out the newly homeless people as a result of Hurricane Irma.