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South Florida Non-Profits Collecting Hurricane Relief Supplies For Central America

MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- South Florida is coming together to send relief to Central America including a Miami non-profit which is actively collecting donations for hard-hit Honduras.

"Amor y Fuerza Honduras", which means "Love & Strength Honduras", plans to send much-needed supplies to the area hit first by Eta and now facing the aftermath from Hurricane Iota.

"It's very sad. Everything that they're going through, I just felt that we had to do something," said Martha Hernandez. Hernandez was born in Honduras and is an employee at Extreme Wood Works, one of the local shops behind the non-profit.

"The city where I was born was one of the most devastated cities," said Hernandez. "I've seen all the news. Everyone has stayed without a home. Children and entire families. It's just devastating."

You can drop off donations at Extreme Wood Works at 1520 Northwest 79th Avenue through the end of the week. The non-profit, "Amor y Fuerza Honduras", hopes to send the supplies to Honduras on Friday or over the weekend.

The group is collecting the following:

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Children/Baby Supplies
  • Pillows
  • Mattresses
  • First Aid Kits
  • Blankets and Sheets
  • Water
  • Toilet Paper
  • Masks and Protective Gear

You can also drop off donations at Samaria Beauty Supply locations in Miami, Kendall, and Hialeah.

"It's a calling for us to get united and do something," said Hernandez.

For questions about drop off donations, call (305) 454-3031 or (786) 537-0020.

"Amor y Fuerza Honduras" has set up a GoFundMe page for donations.

Food For The Poor in Broward County is also sending lifesaving food and aid to those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

There are three ways donors can help Food For The Poor deliver aid to families in Central America.

Bring goods to their Coconut Creek warehouse, 6401 Lyons Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Essential items needed include:

  • Nonperishable food
  • Self-stable milk
  • Baby food and cereal
  • Baby items such as diapers, wipes, blankets, gently used clothes
  • Adult diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Soap (bar or liquid)
  • Disaster clean up gear and equipment such as shovels, rain boots, raincoats, work gloves, construction trash bags and buckets
  • Insect repellent
  • Cots or sleeping mats
  • First-aid items

Food for the Poor is also accepting cash donations which will help provide emergency relief.

To make a cash donation, click here.

To donate relief items via Food For The Poor's Amazon list, click here.

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