Archive | July 2012

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The ongoing need for Relief

A disaster, anywhere, is something no community can prepare COMPLETELY for.  The emotional, mental, and physical strain that it puts on any individual, or community is unbearable throughout the entire process.  FEMA, SBA, acronym, acronym, paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.  If having encroaching floodwater, little warning, homes isolated, communication breakdowns, etc wasn’t enough, the water just isn’t […]

If the Need is There, So Are We

OutsideFlorida, hundreds of Red Cross clients remain sheltered from the elements provided a safe environment, food, and disaster relief supplies. WithinFloridatwo shelters remain open providing the same for 49 sheltered residents and several hundred in their homes. This, two weeks following the ravaging of Tropical Storm Debby. Today Red Cross volunteers from as far away […]

A Shelter Resident Tells His Story

 Bruce Johnson is a young retired 77 year old who was caught in one of life’s surprises.  In late June 2012 Bruce was traveling north fromPine Island,Floridato visit family inGeorgia. Along the way he camped at various scenic sites. One of those was the banks of theSuwanneeRiverin the vicinity ofWhite Lake,Florida. On the evening of […]

A Long Overdue Update on the the North Florida Flooding

Hey all! Sorry we’ve MIA lately but believe me its been for a very good reason. You see we got a visit from a lovely little lady named Debbie that unfortunately didn’t turn out to be so lovely, or so little. On June 25th Tropical Storm Debbie barreled through the North Florida region doing damage in 44 counties. […]