By: Gail Coniglio, Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach -- The Town of Palm Beach is part of a non-partisan, public/private coalition called Palm Beach County Cares. This newly formed organization is currently concentrating on helping our neighbors in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands recover from significant damage caused by the recent hurricanes.

We are hoping that you would be willing help in this effort. We are collecting money, volunteers and material donations. For more information on how you can help, go to our website www.PalmBeachCountyCares.com. There was also an article in the October 12 Palm Beach Post that gives a little more background on their cooperative effort.

Our goal is to raise $5 million dollars in the next 5 weeks. The United Way of Palm Beach County will oversee the collection and distribution of the funds. Donation information is on the website.

You may drop off items at any time within the next five weeks at any of the three Town Fire Stations:

Central Fire – Station #1
355 South County Road

North Fire – Station #2
300 North County Road

South Fire – Station #3
2185 South Ocean Boulevard

All donations will be delivered to the Port of Palm Beach, who has donated a warehouse to collect items to be shipped to the islands. Requested items include:

Baby formula, wipes, diapers
Batteries (all sizes)
Canned goods, can openers
Cleaning supplies
Extension cords
First aid kits, pain medications, diarrhea relief medications
Hygiene products (wipes, sanitizers, female necessities)
Insect repellent
Toilet paper, paper towels

Thank you for joining your fellow residents and organizations across the entire County in this important humanitarian effort. Questions about dropping off donations can be directed to the main phone number of the Fire-Rescue Department (561) 838-5420Call: (561) 838-5420

Thank you!

Mayor Gail L. Coniglio