Foundation Sets Up Fund to Help FWC First Responders, Staff
The fund is designed to help Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff and their families recover from the damage and destruction created by Hurricane Michael.
ST. PETERSBURG – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has created a Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery Fund to support the first responders and other staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Foundation launched the fund to help FWC staff and their families recover from the damage and destruction created by Hurricane Michael, Foundation CEO Andrew Walker said.
“While reports are just starting to come in, it’s clear a number of FWC staff have lost their homes in the Panhandle. They’re always among the first to respond to a disaster,” Walker said. “Now they need our help.”
People wishing to contribute to the Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery Fund can find it at wildlifeflorida.org.
No gift is too small. All funds received will be distributed to FWC’s neediest employees and families via an equitable policy set up previously by the FWC and the Foundation for such emergencies.
The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other public and private partners to conserve Florida’s native animals and plants and the lands and waters they need to survive.
Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has raised and donated more than $30 million to conservation and outdoor recreation and education.
For information about the foundation, go to wildlifeflorida.org.
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