When Hurricane Michael hit Florida on Wednesday, Jon Sullivan of Guanabanas in Jupiter knew he needed to help.
JUPITER, Fla. — When Hurricane Michael hit Florida on Wednesday, Jon Sullivan of Guanabanas in Jupiter knew he needed to help.
"You have a lot of small communities around there up in the panhandle that don't have the infrastructure for disasters like this", Sullivan said.
The restaurant put out a call of action online, and it spread like wildfire with more than 100 likes and dozens of shares.
"Last year during Hurricane Irma, we had an overwhelming response when we essentially did the same thing. We had bottles of water, canned goods, tiki torches, generators, chainsaws, I mean, it was overflowing through our whole property here," Sullivan said.
They filled two small planes and a box truck worth of supplies, stored in their nearly 6,000- square-foot scratch kitchen.
This time around, he said, the help is just as important.
"These people are absolutely vital to what we do. We do a lot of business with fishermen in the Apalachicola area, so they're more like family," he said.
"We just know there's a need, and people want to help. We have the wherewithal to store the stuff and we will get it to somebody. Just think about what you need during a hurricane, when we're post hurricane here. And they need the same thing," he said.
Donations can be dropped off anytime during their business hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.