Deep Focus News Hurricane Dorian spared Volusia County as a category 2 storm that stayed mostly offshore on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the Bahamas took a direct hit when the storm was a category 5 storm days earlier. Community Healing Project (CHP), a local 501c3 non-profit organization that aims to improve the community through education, health and economics empowerment, solicited donations for Dorian relief efforts on Saturday, at Campbell Middle School's bus loop, located at the corner of Loomis Ave. and Keech St. The donation drive, originally scheduled to help locals recover from the storm, will now benefit the people struck by Dorian in the Bahamas. Items donated by our community included: food (mostly non-perishable items), clothing, hygiene items and even toys. Many young people helped with the endeavor and donated items including seven year old, J'lyssa Smith. "I think helping the people out is the right thing to do. Many people don't have anything after the storm," said Smith. 18-year old, Sharnecia Gardener echoed, "A lot of people lost everything. Donating items is a good idea." The day was also supposed to include a cleanup of storm debris in our area. With just little storm debris to clean up, CHP changed the mission to taking donations. Community Healing Project will continue to collect items for about two months. For more information or to make a donation contact the Community Healing Project.
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