In response to Hurricane Irma, a Guelph realtor has dropped off a truck full of baby supplies at an air force base in Alabama being used as a staging area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Baz Durzi, of HomeLife Power Reality Inc., wanted to a rent a truck last week, but instead U-Haul donated a 20 foot truck and donations from friends, family and complete strangers began to pour in over the weekend.
He said 18,000 diapers were dropped off along with baby food, formula, and wipes.
“It was much more than I thought,” he said in a phone interview from Florida on Tuesday.
Durzi left town Monday morning and was directed to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., where officials there were surprised to see the load of supplies.
“They were really grateful, it was pretty neat,” Durzi said.
Durzi said he was motivated to help out because of his own experience of surviving Hurricane Ivan while living in the Cayman Islands.
He also owns property in Florida, which he said suffered minor damage.