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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-737

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 22, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Hurricane Michael Donation Event

    You can drop donations off today until 1:00 p.m. at the Yuengling Center.
    • Monday
    • October 22, 2018
    • Time: 5:30 AM
    • Yuengling Center (Sundome)
    • 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    • Tampa


    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with several local partners on Monday, October 22, to host a one-stop hurricane donation event at the University of South Florida.

    From 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents can stop by the Yuengling Center (Sundome), 4202 E Fowler Avenue, to drop off donations ranging from non-perishable foods, water, baby items, personal hygiene items, towels, trash bags, tarps, rope and other hurricane relief supplies.

    JJ Taylor Distributing has donated a 36-foot truck to fill with donations. The company will drive the donations up to the Panhandle following the collection event, delivering them to deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Special Incident Response Team (SIRT), who are working closely with residents in need.

    "We are blown away by the generosity and kindness we've witnessed over the last week," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Neighbors helped fill all five of our district offices with donations, and they want to keep giving! As your Hillsborough County Sheriff, I want to make sure our office is helping you get those supplies up to the Panhandle any way we can. Our deputies, who are working with hurricane victims, look forward to putting a smile on their faces after so much tragedy when they pass out all of your donations to those in need."

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is also partnering with Beasley Media Group, the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida Police Department and ABC Action News for this event.

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