Hurricane Michael has devastated the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. While the 30A beaches were spared, our sister communities in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties were not. These beloved communities of Panama City, Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, St. George Island and more that were affected by the storm are a part of our family – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida serves these communities and many of us call it home.
Families, friends and neighbors have lost their homes, their livelihoods and the road to recovery will be long and arduous. It is humbling to see the level of destruction this storm caused and the lasting impact it will have on tourism- and hospitality-dependent economies.
We have been on the ground cutting neighbors out of their homes, delivering supplies and preparing food every day since the storm. The support is amazing to see – strangers helping strangers, friends helping friends. The need is great and will be for a long time. There is no power, water, sewer or shelter for the foreseeable future. Our community has come together to help those in need, however overwhelming the needs seem at times.
We have been asked by many on how they can help. The best way at this time is to make a donation to a fund we have established. We are working directly with city and county governments, church communities and first responders to provide whatever they need.
YOU can help.
Please consider making a donation – no matter the denomination. EVERYTHING helps. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of our family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for your support.