FILE – In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Joy Hutchinson, left, is comforted by her daughter Jessica Hutchinson, as she returns to find her home swept away from hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida’s Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms. It’s part of the reason that tighter building codes, mandatory in places such as South Florida, were not put in place for most of this region until just 11 years ago. And it may be a painful lesson for area residents now that Hurricane Michael has ravaged the region (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Some good Samaritans have organized a drive in Southwest Florida to collect goods for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.
John Lallo, owner of Pete’s Time Out organized the drive and The Cheney Brothers pitched in two semi trucks to drive all collected donations to the Florida Panhandle.
They have already loaded one truck and are working to fill another.
If you want to drop off supplies, organizers say you can bring them to 7205 Estero Boulevard at Fort Myers Beach.