Preparing for the storm at Metropolitan Ministries
We are prepared for Hurricane Dorian at our locations in Tampa and Holiday, Fla. Our families are safe and secure as staff continue to monitor the storm’s progress and work with local emergency management.
In addition to preparations on campus we are helping those in need find resources to stay safe during Hurricane Dorian. The Metro BrigAIDe mobile outreach team is serving at The Shop at Gracepoint (map) and Trinity Cafe (map) on Friday, Aug. 29, to let homeless individuals know where they can find shelter and resources.
Donations for hurricane relief efforts
If you would like to restrict your gift specifically to Hurricane Relief, please call us at (813) 209-1218 or email Kathy.Kaschub@metromin.org, and we will be sure your wishes are honored.
Family Support Center and Pasco Outreach Center
The Family Support Center in Tampa and Pasco Outreach Center in Holiday, Fla. will be open Friday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The outreach service centers will be closed this weekend and Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Please follow Facebook and Twitter for updates after Hurricane Dorian.
Shelters by county
Evacuation zones and disaster planning guide
Know your zone. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s Disaster Planning Guide includes hurricane evacuation zone maps for participating coastal counties.
Resources to help families cope in emergencies
It is important to talk to children about what they are seeing and hearing as we all prepare for Hurricane Dorian. Use these resources to start the conversation with your child and help them understand your family’s safety plan.