Ahead of hurricane season, more than 100 volunteers helped build thousands of disaster relief kits to have ready for when storms inevitably hit.
A Channel 2 Action News Photographer on the scene caught up with volunteers as they worked to help people in need.
The kits will restock Home Depot distribution centers so they are ready to go out when a storm hits.
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Previously, volunteers sent thousands of these kits to impacted areas, including Ft. Myers, Florida, after Hurricane Ian and Griffin, Georgia, after January’s tornadoes.
The kits contain supplies to help people clean up in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The kits assembled Wednesday contained items like garbage bags, paper towels, cleaners, hand sanitizer, scour pads, gloves, and N95 masks, in 5-gallon buckets.
From those distribution centers, the kits can be quickly deployed to 570 stores across 17 states when needed.
Once the kits arrive at those locations, they are given out to people in need as they work to clean up the damage left behind.
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