Casa Colombia holds donation drive for Puerto Rico

A local restaurant is hosting a donation drive to help gather and send supplies to Puerto Rico. 

Much of the U.S. territory, home to more than 3.4 million American citizens, is still without adequate food, water and fuel after being battered by Hurricane Maria.

Gas stations, banks, and supermarkets are gradually reopening, but there are limited supplies.

Casa Colombia and Puerto Rico Rises - Austin have come together to host a relief drive at the Casa Colombia restaurant located at 2409 E 7th St, Austin, Texas 78702 from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, October 1, 2017. 

The Relief Drive for Puerto Rico will offer good food, 'parranda' music, and great company. 

Those who are attending the event are asked to bring items that can be donated to Puerto Rico. 

Items that may be donated: 

Please store all of these items in gallon zip lock bags.
Create a package for one person in each bag and label men, women, or baby

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Women’s hygiene products
  • Body lotion
  • First aid small box

Other Items – not in zip lock bags

  • Batteries – D, C, AA
  • External Chargers
  • Over the counter Medicines – adults and children
  • Diapers – babies and adults
  • Wipes
  • Bug Spray
  • Baby formula
  • Socks (new)
  • Men and women underwear (new)
  • Hairbrush & hair comb
  • Flip flops (men, women, children – new)
  • Disposable razors
  • Dog and cat food
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable plates
  • Neosporin
  • Bengay
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bottled water

Non-perishable products

  • Corned beef
  • Sausages, Spam,
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna, canned chicken, sardines
  • Powder milk, carnation milk, instant coffee
  • Beans
  • Tomato sauce
  • Peanuts, almonds, protein bars
  • Gatorade powder
  • Ramen noodles
  • Canned fruit
  • Powder baby formula

To learn more about the donation drive, click here

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