Published: Nov 04, 2010 10:37 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 04, 2010 7:07 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - With tropical storm Tomas zeroing in on Haiti's southern coast, one local charity is gearing up for a worst case scenario.

Reciprocal Ministries International says it is preparing to send food and essentials to the island nation.

Haitians are still recovering from a devastating earthquake that leveled thousands of homes.

Now RMI founder Dan Shoemaker says his organization needs hygiene kits and financial donations to help save lives.