Home Depot Foundation to Delivers supplies for hurricane season

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- The Home Depot Foundation delivered more than $170,000 dollars worth of disaster relief supplies to a relief organization in Ocala Tuesday.

Operation Blessing, headquartered in Virginia Beach,  is a non-profit that provides disaster relief, medical aid, and food.

The Ocala warehouse received six truckloads of supplies throughout the day.

Paper towels and construction bags were just some of the items they delivered.

"Anything from cargo trailers fun of tools to the food supplies that go into our mobile kitchens the Home Depot helps us with those kinds of things and gets us equipped so we can effectively ramp up volunteer efforts, equip people, quickly train them an have them in the field helping residents,” said Deployment Manager with Operation Blessing Tom Wiley.

A majority of the items received today will stay in Ocala for hurricane relief, while a portion of the items will go back to their headquarters in Virginia and to another warehouse in Texas.