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Help Needed To Send Meals To Children In Haiti

Hundreds of volunteers are needed in Tampa on Friday to help package meals for people in Haiti.

and are partnering to package 275,000 meals between 8 and 3 p.m. in Tampa. The packages will be shipped to Haiti, where most recently Hurricane Matthew affected more than 1 million people. Around 200,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, leaving nearly 1.5 million people in need of humanitarian aid.

“The people of Haiti would know that they’re not forgotten,  that there are people that care, but ultimately we want to be a part of helping them rebuild their nation,”  said Robert Andrescik, chief communications officer for Feeding Children Everywhere. 

Volunteers are being asked to sign up online at so organizers know how many volunteers to expect. 

Shifts usually last one hour, though volunteers are not required to be there the whole time. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, Andrescik said.

The event will take place at Debartolo Development, 4401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.  

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Cheyenne Herron is a news intern at WUSF for the fall of 2016.She is a junior at the University of South Florida studying mass communications with a concentration on public relations. She is interested in journalism because she loves meeting people and learning about what they do. She is an avid runner and has a passion for the arts, especially musical theater. When she’s not working or in class, you can usually catch her at a race or at the Straz Center, seeing the latest Broadway show.