Sebring, FL - In the wake of hurricane Irma, much needed items donated by the NASCAR Foundation will be distributed Tuesday, October 3, 5-7 p.m., at Sebring International Raceway to Highlands County families in need.
The United Way of Central Florida and Feed the Children Federation will coordinate the distribution. Volunteers will distribute a total of 48 pallets of products, including bottled water, diapers, paper towels, assorted hygiene products, juices and sodas.
“Because the effects of Hurricane Irma continue to linger, Sebring Raceway and the United Way of Central Florida reached out to the NASCAR Foundation to assist in recovery efforts for Highlands County,” stated Wayne Estes, president and general manager at Sebring Raceway.
“Many people missed several days of work, awaiting power to be restored to their places of employment. Others suffered severe damage to their homes. We are most grateful to the NASCAR Foundation, Feed the Children Federation, and United Way of Central Florida for helping Highlands County families, because the crisis is not over.”
"We are honored to be able to partner with such reputable and generous organizations as we aim to meet the needs of our local community," stated Ansley Woods, United Way of Central Florida, Highlands County Director.
The NASCAR Foundation has also dispatched relief trucks to Key Largo, another area also hit hard by Irma. In total over 6,400 families will receive supplies.
The NASCAR Foundation is a 501c(3) national charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of children. Its Speediatric Children’s Fund supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and other organizations providing children’s medical and health services.
The United Way of Central Florida is a 501c(3) Organization that strives to improve lives and strengthen our community. The United Way works to create positive lasting change by helping children succeed in school; promoting family financial stability and independence; and improving people's health.
Sebring International Raceway is North America’s oldest sports car racing facility and part of the NASCAR family.