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Terre Haute man starts drive to help hurricane victims

It's been a week since Hurricane Michael ripped through Florida's panhandle...and we are still seeing its devastating aftermath.

Posted: Oct 17, 2018 10:28 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2018 6:36 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It's been a week since Hurricane Michael ripped through Florida's panhandle...and we are still seeing its devastating aftermath.

Florida officials confirmed three more deaths in Bay County, Florida.

NEEDED ITEMS 

 

Toothbrushes (adults and children)

Toothpaste

Children's and Infant's Tylenol and Motrin

Adult Body wash

Deodorant

Shampoo

Q-Tips

Hair brushes

Wipes

Diaper Rash Cream

Toilet Paper

Feminine Hygiene Products

Snacks

Plastic Cups

Paper Plates

Plastic Utensils

Non-perishable food items

Blankets

Pillows

Shaving Cream

Razors

Razor Blades

This brings the death toll to at least 32 people...22 in Florida alone.

It is not immediately known how the people died.

Thousands across the region are relying on donations and government assistance for necessities like food, water, and shelter.

That's why one Terre Haute man is trying to help.

"Just to know that one person can make a difference - can't help everyone but we can make a big difference, and everybody, if everybody contributed their little part, it would mean the world to so many people," Bernie McGee said.

McGee will be collecting donations for victims from Thursday through Saturday.

He and his team will be at the Terre Haute Kroger on 25th and Wabash.

After that, they will drive the items to hurricane victims.

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