Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Creates FWC Emergency Assistance Fund
St. Petersburg FL – An emergency relief fund has been created to support the first responders and other staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida launched the fund to help FWC staff and their families recover from the damage and destruction created by Hurricane Irma, announced Foundation Chair Richard A. "Dick" Corbett.
"FWC's officers are always there in times of need," Corbett said. "Many went to Texas to help rescue hundreds of people trapped by Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters. Now they need our help here at home."
People wishing to contribute to the FWC Emergency Assistance Fund can find it at www.wildlifeflorida.org/Irma
. 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 just such emergencies.
Please help the FWC's many heroes and heroines as they contend with the after-effects of Hurricane Irma. Give today!
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 outstanding fish and wildlife resources and the lands and waters they need to survive. The charity watchdog Guidestar rates the Foundation as a "Gold" organization; our programmatic efficiency is 87 percent. More information can be found at www.wildlifeflorida.org