Please donate if you can to assist the displaced families!
Eastpoint Fire Aid
Franklin County's Official Disaster Relief Fund
We are partnering with Franklin County Schools for the
"BACK TO SCHOOL"
FAMILY ADOPTION INITIATIVE
77 school children were impacted by the Limerock Wildfire on June 24th. 2018.
Many lost all of their possessions.
In an effort to return to some sense of normalcy for these students and to prepare them for the upcoming school year, we ask our friends and neighbors to adopt the impacted families by purchasing school clothes, backpacks and supplies for each student. We have families as small as 1 student and as large as 6 students.
Adoption would entail purchasing a set of new items for each student to include, a pair of shoes, three shirts, three pair of pants, a package of socks, a package of underwear, a light jacket/sweatshirt, a backpack and age appropriate school supplies.
TO ADOPT A FAMILY EMAIL:
or call 850-323-0176
The initiative is a collaborative project with Franklin County Schools, Franklin’s Promise Coalition and Franklin County Emergency Management. All donations are tax deductible.
If you do not have time to shop for a family, monetary donations can be made to Franklin’s Promise Coalition, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and volunteers will do the shopping for you. The contribution per student is $300.
Recovery Update: Over 280 people were impacted by the Limerock Wildfire. 84 people lost their homes. 77 school children and 11 children under 3 years old were among the fire victims. The funds donated to Franklin's Promise Coalition are focused on housing, both temporary and permanent. 30 new power poles were purchased and installed to ensure families have electricity and a plumber has been engaged to reconnect water and sewer. The temporary travel trailers have been stocked with donated items such as kitchen supplies, sheets and towels, pillows and blankets, personal items and cleaning supplies. Incredible volunteers have worked long hours to sort and pack move-in ready kits for the future housing. Donated goods are distributed directly to the families in the impacted neighborhood every three days by volunteers. A "Back to School" Family adoption initiative has begun to ensure these students are ready to go to school in a few weeks. Thank you to all of the donors and volunteers who have shown this small community love and respect!
Franklin's Promise Coalition is a 501c3 registered non-profit who serves as Franklin County's Unmet Needs Committee and Long Term Recovery Coalition. For more information, call 850-323-0176. or visit franklinspromie.org.
ANY DONATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
If you prefer to mail check as a donation, please make the check payable to
Franklin's Promise Coalition, note "BACK TO SCHOOL",
and mail to the Franklin County EOC, 28 Airport Road, Apalachicola, FL 32320
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
IF you know of a family who was impacted, please have them register by calling 850-323-0176.
Before you donate to any charity in Florida, you can verify that the charity is registered with the State of Florida.
Charitable organizations are required to register with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to soliciting contributions in Florida, and those that raise $50,000 or more in the aftermath of natural disasters or other crises must submit specific documentation to the department.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
FDACS's toll-free number is 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352). The FDACS website is www.800helpfla.com.