WATCH: Paul Alfrey Assembles Coalition of Groups, Volunteers to Assist Hurricane Dorian Victims in Bahamas

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Florida Tech pilots made it home safe from delivering the first load of supplies to the Bahamas

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is a coalition of groups and volunteers working to assist victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. (Chris Bonanno/Space Coast Daily video)

Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian collaborated on Thursday with Florida Tech to send a plane-load full of relief supplies to victims of the CAT 5 hurricane that struck the island.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is a coalition of groups and volunteers working to assist victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian collaborated on Thursday with Florida Tech to send a plane-load full of relief supplies to victims of the CAT 5 hurricane that struck the island.

“Our Florida Tech pilots made it home safe from delivering the first load of supplies to the Bahamas,” said Melbourne City Council Member Paul Alfrey.

“Over 100 Bahamian residents were awaiting our relief at Sandy Point.”

Melbourne City Council Member Paul Alfrey has formed Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian,  which is a coalition of groups and volunteers working to assist victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Collaborating closely with Alfrey are fellow Melbourne City Council Member Tim Thomas, Relief Director John Casey and the Florida Tech aviation alumni.

Also assisting are Melbourne City Council Members Mark Larusso and Julie Sanders, Vice Mayor Debbie Thomas, Brevard County Commissioners Kristine Isnardi and Bryan Lober, West Melbourne Mayor Hal Rose and Council Member John Dittmore, Palm Bay Deputy Mayor Brian Anderson and State Representative Randy Fine.

The Brevard Clerk of Court Viera Manager Rachel Sadoff has opened their locations to receive donations as well.

This collaboration is possible through partnerships with the Orlando Melbourne International Airport, Florida Tech and the College of Aeronautics Alumni Association, ABC Supply of Melbourne and Rockledge, Space Coast Association of Realtors, Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce and many local business locations working as drop-off points for residents who wish to donate.

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Alfrey said the organization will continue operations on Friday and will have another flight up by 8 a.m.

“Thank you to all of our volunteers and residents who graciously donated – even the little girl today who donated her bear, it was delivered as well!” said Alfrey.

“We took in many donations including an astounding amount from State Representative Randy Fine’s office and Holy Trinity. Also, ABC Supply brought in a large amount that is being shipped by boat. Thank you, Sam Shearer and Shane Meeks.”

Needed items collected will be brought to the organization’s cargo hold at the Orlando Melbourne Internation Airport where they will be flown to locations in the Bahamas.

Brevard’s Relief for the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is a coalition of groups and volunteers working to assist victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

If you would like to volunteer in the cargo area or can transport items please contact Relief Director John Casey at keybaycasey@cfl.rr.com

OFFICIAL DROP-OFF POINTS:

Titusville 

• Brevard Clerk of Court – 790 South Park Avenue

• Beef O Brady’s – 2825 Garden Street #9

Port St. John

• Beef O Brady’s – 3745 Curtis Blvd.

Merritt Island

• Harris Law Firm – 690 South Courtenay Pkwy.

• Remax Elite – 205 Parnell Street

Cocoa Beach

• Remax Elite – 4350 N. A1A #4

Cocoa

• Jabber’s – 4365 Grissom Pkwy.

Rockledge

• ABC Supply Company – 605 Guss Hipp Blvd.

Viera

• Brevard Clerk of Court – 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Indialantic

• Remax Elite – 445 Fifth Avenue

Melbourne

• ABC Supply Company – 2809 S Harbor City Blvd

• Brevard Clerk of Court – 51 Nieman Avenue

• Better Insurance Group – 1580 N Harbor City Blvd.

• Jessups of Melbourne – 912 E New Haven Avenue

• Town and Country – 7300 Technology Drive

• Alfrey Roofing Inc. – 2015 Aurora Road, Suite A

• American Standard Insurance – 2015 Aurora Road, Suite B

• FrogBones – 404 S Harbor City Blvd.

• Melbourne Regional Chamber – 1005 E Strawbridge Ave.

West Melbourne

• Melbourne All Suites Inn – 4455 W New Haven Avenue

• Cinemaworld 16 Theater – 4345 W New Haven Avenue

Viera

• Remax Elite – 6022 Farcenda Place #101

Palm Shores

• Space Coast Association of Realtors – 2950 Pineda Plaza Way

• Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic – 4775 North U.S. Hwy. 1

Palm Bay

• Brevard Clerk of Court – 450 Cogan Drive

• Remax Elite – 1155 Malabar Road #22

• Simply Southern Sweets – 1381 Heitzman Avenue

• Alpizar Law, LLC – 1528 Palm Bay Road

• Siggys American Bar – 1153 Malabar Road

• State Rep Randy Fine – 2539 Palm Bay Road NE

•  Cargo hold for items for the flight – #4A Aerospace Blvd, Melbourne

Items being collected

• Non-Perishable Foods (Unopened)
• Can Foods and unopened packaged foods
• Baby Food / Formula
• Baby bottles / Baby Wipes \ Baby Diapers
• Gently used children and adult clothing and shoes
• Over the Counter Medications
• Trash Bags / Masking Tape / Extension Cords
• Flashlights and Batteries / Tarps
• Mosquito nets and Bug Repellant Lotion
• Towels, sheets, blankets, and sleeping bags
• Air mattresses & hand pumps
• Toilet Papers and Hygiene products (M&F)
• Candles / Matches
• Utensils, Paper plates & cups, and paper towels
• Dog and Cat Food

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