2017-10-12 / News

Volunteers head to gulf coast to deliver aid to Irma victims

Shortly after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Gulf Coast, Bob Haughey of Washington joined forces with the Jefferson Fire Department to deliver supplies to Labelle, Florida, victims northeast of Naples.

On September 22, José Marty of the Labelle Public Works Department (bottom photo, center) and Deputy David White (right) of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office welcomed (from left) Sgt. Lawrence Deese of the Jefferson Fire Department, Haughey, and Capt. Larry Stephens of the Jefferson Fire Department. They and a number of other volunteers (top photo) unloaded a City of Jefferson Fire-Rescue truck pulling an enclosed trailer both filled with relief supplies for the local citizens.

Haughey noted that none of this would have been possible without the support and donations from the following individuals and businesses:

The Community of the City of Jefferson, Georgia; Chief Mark Duke and the Jefferson Fire Dept.; The Community of the City of Washington, Georgia; Chief C.J. Gilland and the Washington Fire Dept.; the City of Washington and City Administrator Sherri Bailey; the City of Lincolnton, Georgia; the Lincoln County EMS and Casey Broom; the Loco Fire Dept. of Lincoln County; Bunch’s T’s of Tignall; Bi-Lo of Washington; Poss Ace Hardware, Fareway Building Supplies, Terry’s IGA, and C&K Services of Washington; Dr. F. Neal Pylant DMD, PC of Athens; and the Washington First United Methodist Church Youth Group.

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