Local organization taking supplies to victims of Hurricane Michael

Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 17:19:27-04

Disaster Relief at Work, or DRAW, is a local non-profit that is gathering much-needed supplies to take to the victims of Hurricane Michael.

Greg Martin is the organization's founder. He started it back in 2012. 

In that time, DRAW has responded to 60 disasters by providing much-needed supplies and volunteers.

"We go around the country .. floods, hurricanes, tornadoes .. we take supplies, volunteers and help them after their lives have been turned upside down to get them back to normalcy," says Martin.

One way DRAW helps is by filling buckets with supplies like garbage bags, cleaning supplies and bathroom essentials. 

The organization's warehouse is in Waterford, and its shelves need to be restocked since DRAW just helped the victims of Hurricane Florence.

They're now in need of:

  • Large tarps
  • Rubbermaid-style bins (with lids)
  • Clothesline (25 to 100 ft)
  • Clothespins, pkg (30-50)
  • Cotton Cleaning Cloths
  • Dish soap, 16 to 28 oz. bottle liquid only
  • Insect repellent spray (not killer), 
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent  25-42 oz.
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
  • Reusable Wipes
  • Rubber/Latex Palmed Work Gloves
  • Scrub brush
  • Trash bags heavy duty
  • 5 Gal Buckets
  • Lids for 5 Gal Buckets

You can also make a monetary donation, volunteer or sponsor buckets online. To learn more, go to their website at

"We find our niche, we work alongside everybody else and together .. we work for the greater good for the area that's been hit by this," says Martin.

You can drop off donations at The Coffee Bucket:

3549 Airport Rd
Unit 104
Waterford, MI

The warehouse is located in the same plaza at 3549 Airport Rd.