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Yuengling brewery collecting hurricane supplies on Monday for families affected by a future storm

Items to be donated to Metropolitan Ministries
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 05:55:02-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Family-owned brewery D. G. Yuengling & Son is partnering with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and USF Athletics to hold a disaster preparedness donation drive on Monday, July 22.

Yuengling and its partners want to make sure there are enough supplies ready to be distributed to affected families in case a hurricane hits the Tampa Bay area this year.

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Donations can be dropped off at the Yuengling Center from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Most needed items include:

  • Non-perishable food (pull-tab canned goods, granola bars, sports drinks, individual snacks)
  • Water
  • Pet food (dry and canned)
  • Baby supplies (diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, baby food
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, disinfectant, sponges, rubber gloves, trash bags, brooms, mops)
  • Personal hygiene supplies (body wash, bar soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, deodorant, shaving cream, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, wash cloths)
  • Medical supplies (non-prescription drugs, Band-Aids, medical tape, ointment, Chapstick, sunscreen, bug spray)
  • Paper supplies (plates, bowls, cups, paper towels, toilet paper, plastic bags, plastic utensils)
  • Bedding (sleeping bags, cots, pillows, blankets, sheets

All the donated items collected will be given to Metropolitan Ministries and stored until they are needed.