Tampa MMA trainer heading to Texas with donations this weekend

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 17:58:29-04

Rich Galicia has seen devastation first hand before, as he took several truckloads of donations to his stepbrothers after Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago.

"I never thought I'd have to do this again," he said.

The Texas native from Galveston Island has family that has been evacuated from their flooded homes in Dickinson. 

"It hits me," said Galicia, "I've actually lived in that home."

Galicia has majority of his relatives that were in Harvey's path of destruction. 

Galicia, trainer and owner of Fight Team, LLC  hopes to fill his 26 foot MMA fighting cage up with donations this week before heading to Dickinson on Sunday. 

The Tampa business owner has already received donations of office chairs, pillows, a window AC unit, a marble kitchen table along with nonperishable items. 

Here is post he put on his business page: 

Donations will be accepted Thursday and Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Galicia will accept the donations at his location: 5555 W. Linebaugh Ave. Suite 103, Tampa, Florida