Monday, June 13, 2016
Sheriff Receives Donated Vehicles And Deputy Salary For A Year
LABELLE, FL. -- Sheriff Steve Whidden and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office are very excited about the very generous donation provided by the H.E. Hill Foundation. The H.E. Hill Foundation has donated a new Ford F150 pickup truck, a Polaris ATV Four Wheeler, a trailer and the yearly salary for a deputy to patrol the Montura Ranch Estates full time.
Sheriff Whidden said, “We are very grateful for the generous support from the H.E. Hill Foundation to add additional patrol to the Montura Ranch Estates Community and help protect and serve this area better.”
Dr. Hill left the bulk of his estate to The Howard E. Hill Foundation, Inc., with the primary goal of helping individuals who are classified as gainfully employed, but has middle to low incomes, in Western Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades Counties, obtain affordable housing. While the primary purpose of the foundation is geared toward housing, the foundation recognizes that a strong community supports the residents within it.
Jennifer Earnest, Vice President of the H.E Hill Foundation said, “H E Hill Foundation, Inc. is happy to provide the funds for the necessary tools to assist the Hendry County Sheriff's Office to enhance the quality of living for the Outstanding Community of Montura Ranch Estates. We are excited about this endeavor and would like to encourage the citizens of Montura to cooperate through partnerships with HCSO as well, to ensure its success. "
Pictured: Sheriff Steve Whidden, Jennifer Earnest, VP H.E. Hill Foundation, Deputy Chris Norwood, and Barbara Boswell, President H.E. Hill Foundation with the truck, Polaris and trailer donated.