Tampa Events Send Support & Love to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Hurricane Harvey has left many in Texas without food or shelter due to unprecedented flooding. The Tampa Bay community has come together to extend its hospitality and support in the form of several events starting today, Sunday September 3rd.

Help for Houston – Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library (September 3 at 2pm-4pm)

Supplies will be collected at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library located at 2902 W Bearss Ave.

Items being donated include:
– Nonperishable/can foods
– Hygiene products (male and female)
– Diapers
– Wipes
– Infant/Toddler foods
– Clean clothing
– Bath towels and blankets (new or clean & stain free)
– School supplies
– Multivitamins

Brass Tap Fundraiser at ALL locations (September 5 at 3pm-12am)

All Brass Tap locations around the Tampa Bay area will donate 15% of all sales to the American Red Cross in support of those affected by Harvey.

Fundraiser for the Children of Houston at Gaspar’s Grotto (September 8 at 5pm-10pm)

Gaspar’s Grotto, located at 1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL, will be accepting donations in an effort to raise much needed funds for those who have lost their homes, businesses and suffered setbacks
due to the flooding and damage caused throughout the Houston area by the recent hurricane.

Any amount contributed will go directly to the Save the Children Fund to support Hurricane Harvey Relief.

Painting with a Purpose at Painting with a Twist (September 19 at 7pm-9pm)

A fundraiser benefiting those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Join them while they take you step-by-step to paint the “Family Anchor.” Click HERE to reserve your seats.

OneBlood Blood Donation

To ensure enough blood is available locally and for Texas, OneBlood urges all eligible donors to donate as soon as possible. While all blood types are needed, there is an urgent call for O negative and O positive blood, as well as platelets and plasma donations. Click HERE to find a Tampa location near you.

There are many other ways to get involved, including monetary donations. For a detailed list of organizations responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey check out Charity Navigator’s website.

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.