Boston Community Organizer Coordinates Hurricane Florence Relief Effort

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Monica Cannon Grant has been busy over the last few days. The community organizer with "Violence with Boston" has been coordinating relief efforts for those residents affected by the gas explosion and fires in the Merrimack Valley by holding a 24-hour donation drive in Boston over the weekend.

This week Cannon-Grant is leading up efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Florence in the Carolina's.

The group began the relief drive at Franklin Park at 2 p.m. Wednesday gathering items for victims that they plan on personally delivering this weekend.

"We're sending trucks down to North Carolina and I will fly down to volunteer ," she said to WBZ NewsRadio1030's Laurie Kirby. 

Items needed include: Toiletries, paper towels, diapers, formula, hygiene wipes, canned vegetables and meats, bottled water, first aid kits, over-the-counter medicine rain gear, cleaning supplies and air mattresses.

Anyone who would like to donate can can drop off supplies at the franklin park zoo until 10PM Wednesday  and again Thursday and Friday from 2pm until 10 pm.  

There is another drop off center, at the Democracy Center on Auburn Street in Cambridge.

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