MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- It has been over a year since Hurricane Irma hit SW Florida including rural Glades County. Rural counties have less employees and equipment, but always pull together and do what is necessary often leaving their own homes for their families to take care of their community.
During Irma, Glades County experienced rural county employees and other agencies pulling together to help Glades County citizens, and doing what was needed to get the job done.
Hurricane Michael has hit our rural North Florida communities very hard, and this time it is our fellow colleagues in the rural North Florida agriculture dependent areas that need help.
South Florida UF/IFAS County Extension Offices were asked to help in the effort. Glades County Extension 4-H Agent Tycee Prevatt contacted Angie Colegrove, Glades County Emergency Management Director, & Bob Jones, Glades County Public Safety Director, to see what we could do for our North Florida friends.
Photo left to right: Clay Sapp, Bob Jones, David Springman, Angie Colegrove, Tycee Prevatt & Bobby Sarazen
The three worked together on the supply list that could be shipped, Bob worked with Chief Deputy Duanne Pottorff & Detective Mike Pepitone for transportation of the supplies and an officer for transporting the goods, and Tycee worked on the logistics for the shipment of the supplies.
Detective David Springman will be transporting the tarps, hand sanitizer & bug spray to a neighboring UF/IFAS Extension Office who will be taking the supplies the last leg of their journey, to be distributed to our fellow Floridians in North Florida who are working day in and day out to help others in their rural communities.
Sumitted by: Tycee Prevatt & Angie Colegrove