Brightline Collects Goods to Help FFTP Hurricane Ian Relief Work
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2022) Beginning today, Brightline is collecting much-needed cleaning supplies on behalf of Food For The Poor to help families in Southwest Florida recovering from Hurricane Ian.
FFTP will ship the items to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, the partner that will oversee distribution to people in the area affected by the storm.
The church has requested relief items in specific sizes so they can be easily packaged in 5-gallon buckets.
Those items include: 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent, 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner, 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap, 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener, 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent, scrub brush, reusable cleaning wipes, scouring pads, clothespins, clothesline, heavy-duty trash bags, N95 particulate respirator dust masks, kitchen gloves and work gloves.
“Our neighbors in Southwest Florida are in serious need following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ian. We’re proud to partner with Food For The Poor to collect essential items that will help them in their rebuilding efforts,” said Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline. “The Brightline team looks forward to giving back and helping aid in the statewide recovery effort.”
Brightline’s collection drive will continue through Sunday, Oct. 16, at the following stations: Miami Central, 600 NW First Ave.; Fort Lauderdale, 101 NW Second Ave.; West Palm Beach, 501 Evernia St.
FFTP will transport the donated items to its Coconut Creek warehouse, where volunteers will package and send them to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
“We’re grateful to Brightline and to its passengers and team members for opening their hearts to our neighbors in Southwest Florida who need our help,” FFTP President/CEO Ed Raine said. “The items donated will go a long way to help alleviate suffering as families recover and continue the long process to clean up and rebuild. The devastation is catastrophic.”
In addition to the Brightline collection drive, donors can purchase items via FFTP’s AmazonSmile charity list: www.FoodForThePoor.org/ianrelief.
Hurricane Ian made landfall Sept. 28 near Fort Myers, Fla., as a Category 4 storm with winds of 150 mph. The storm flooded homes on both of the state’s coasts and tore through homes and businesses. More than 100 deaths have been reported.
Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in the United States. The company currently serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with stations in Aventura and Boca Raton opening at the end of 2022 and its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow Brightline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Food For The Poor
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry children and families living in poverty primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for vulnerable children, care for the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
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