While people in Puerto Rico continue to struggle to obtain the basic needs, their families outside of the country pray and collect donations. The Diocese of Orlando and Catholic Charities of Central Florida are responding to make this happen!

Items needed are non-perishables and personal hygiene items, such as canned meats, canned vegetables, rice, water, Gatorade, hand sanitizer, soap, razors, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

Places to drop off donations for Puerto Rico

BREVARD COUNTY

Ascension Catholic Church
2950 North Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne
Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to Oct. 9 at noon

Divine Mercy Catholic Church
1940 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island
Throughout the month of October

LAKE, MARION, SUMTER COUNTIES

St. Timothy Catholic Church
1351 Paige Pl., Lady Lake
Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to Oct.16 at 10 a.m.

ORANGE COUNTY

Catholic Charities of Central Florida
1819 Semoran Blvd., Orlando
Throughout the month of October

POLK COUNTY

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lakeland
210 W. Lemon St., Lakeland
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Winter Haven
532 Ave. M, NW, Winter Haven
Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to Oct. 30 at 10 a.m.

SEMINOLE COUNTY

Annunciation Catholic Church
1020 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs
Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.