The Business Chamber
Hurricane Maria relief
​The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida is a drop off location for donations for Puerto Rico relief. We are most in need of NEW item donations of:
• Women’s Pajamas / Night Gown (for shelters use)  • Men’s Pajamas • Blankets
• Towels • Personal products: soap, deodorants, toothbrush, toothpaste
• Baby Wipes • Adult Diapers (L-XL) • Kids diapers (All sizes)
• Medication- all basic • First Aid Kits • Drinking water • Personal Hygiene • Feminine products
• Construction materials to fix houses • Sleeping bags & cots • Canopies & Tarps
 • Bed sheets & pillowcases • Pet food • Baby formula • Pots, pans, silverware • Insect repellent
 • Cardboard moving/Packing boxes

KEY NEED: Generators! For clinics and nursing homes- may be months before power is restored.
Also needed: trailer & trailer truck with driver to haul donated goods to Orlando.

Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Contact: Lisa Rouede, 321-724-5400 or

Other Brevard Community groups involved in the local relief effort:
INIT Brevard (Puerto Rican Action Initiative), CASA-Orlando (Coordinating Action, Solidarity and Support), Speak Out Brevard, Brevard Democrats, Planned Parenthood, National Organization for Women. More groups are joining every day.
Inquiries to donate or volunteer for INIT: Message through Facebook: @Iniciativaaccionpuertorriquenabrevard or Email:
Other Drop-off Points: 
Cocoa Beach:
Coconuts on the Beach: Monday-Sunday, 11am-12 midnight, 2 Minuteman Cswy, Cocoa Beach, Contact: JoJo 321-784-1422

Palm Bay:
Brevard Hispanic Center, 4670 Babcock St NE #5, Palm Bay, FL 32905. Contact: Javier Molinares (321) 327-8938
Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, 4100 Dixie Hwy., NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 

Latin Flavor Restaurant: Monday-Sundays, 9am-8pm, 1565 Sarno Road, Melbourne, Florida 32935 (Behind DMV, Sheriff's Office). Contact: Marlene Alva 321-604-6802, to volunteer

Brevard DEMS Offices: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5 pm. 513C Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne (south of Sarno Road). Volunteers call Margaret Gonzalez, 321-600-4855.

Lexus of Melbourne, 6927 Bromley Drive, Viera 321-254-7878 

Looking for an AT&T customer in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? AT&T is assisting with the effort to connect loved ones. Click on the website below for further details on how to utilize this service.  Website:

The volunteers at the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) are taking names hoping to connect loved ones socially. We’re told those with questions can either call or email the Administration’s office. They are also taking donations for the relief effort.

PRFAA Washington, DC Office:
1100 17th Street NW #800
Washington, DC 20036
Office Number: (202) 778-0710
Fax Number: (202) 778-0721
General Inquiries:
PFRAA: (202) 800-3133 or (202) 800-3134, or email or
If your loved one needs emergency assistance, you can alert the U.S. State Department at 1-(888) 407-4747 (U.S. & Canada) or +1-(202) 501-4444 (from overseas)