Tallahassee Contributing to Puerto Rico Relief

Sep 27, 2017

A Tallahassee attorney is gathering relief supplies for her homeland of Puerto Rico. Her offices are now bulging with donations from concerned Capital City residents.

A small sample of the donated relief supplies now filling Gisela Rodriguez's Tallahassee law offices.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Lawyer Gisela Rodriguez says she has a deep and personal connection to the tragedy in Puerto Rico.

“The whole entire family’s there, my husband’s family is there,” she explained.

And now she says members of her adopted hometown family are here for her, as they’ve been filling her Mahan Drive offices donations.

“What matters is we’re coming together, that we are holding each other that we are supporting each other and that means the world.”

Rodriquez is collecting items through 10 p.m. Thursday. She’s requesting: water, batteries, along with battery operated lanterns and radios, manual can openers, first aid kits, flashlights, matches, candles, duct tape, insect repellent, soap and hygiene products, cell phone portable chargers, non-perishable foods, baby formula, diapers, mosquito repellent, soap and hygiene products, cell phone portable chargers, non-perishable foods, baby formual, diapers and adult and children's clothing.

Her office address is:  2888 Mahan Drive, Suite 8.