ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Several businesses in Enterprise are partnering together to help collect supplies to donate to Hurricane Dorian victims.
Annie’s Cafe in downtown Enterprise has formed a group called Annie’s Outreach that helps people affected by natural disasters.
Annie’s outreach is a partnership of several businesses where the group routinely assists victims when tragedy strikes.
“A lot of it is just because of the tornado we had here in 2007,” said Matthew Larson, co-owner of Annie’s Cafe. “It touched a lot of lives in the Wiregrass, and in our town so ever since then, we’ve been wanting to help in different disasters. We’ve been working a lot with the residents in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Michael. We helped them with meals afterward. Everybody in this community pitched in.”
Donations can be dropped off now through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Wiregrass Outdoors in Enterprise.
Once the items are collected, the outreach team will then transport the donations to Hurricane Dorian victims.
“We’ve helped with Hurricane Michael and also with the Beauregard when the tornadoes hit,” owner David Owens said. “We just feel we’re led to help others especially with the tornadoes that hit Enterprise several years ago. We know the need, and we just want to pay it forward.
Annie’s Outreach has also facilitated several other charitable events including donating backpacks to kids in need in coffee county.
Larson said they are looking for particular materials for this drive.
“A lot of the items we are collecting right now are Gatorade, non-perishable food items, baby wipes, bleach, tarps, insect repellant, cleaning supplies, batteries,” he said.
Another item needed is bottled water. For a full list of needed items, you can visit the Annie’s Cafe Facebook page.