The memories of Irma in ECity will be the piles of trash, families’ possessions tragically drowned by the flooding, and the noise from power washers getting out horrible silty mud from low-lying buildings, especially local businesses trying to start up again and provide employment.
And, of course, the wonderful volunteers who cooked food for us, brought supplies, and set up a free laundry. We had so much support from all around the state and even further!
As Mayor Howie Grimm, whose optimism belies his last name, said, “we’re tough and we’ll come out of this even better than we were before”.
If you want to contribute to our recovery, see www.ReachOutEverglades.org where you can donate with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, you can send a check with IRMA on the memo line to Reach Out Everglades, P O Box 894, Chokoloskee, FL, 34138. Reach Out Everglades, our neighborhood charity, is a 501(c)(3) notfor profit charity so your donation will be tax-deductible and your support will be appreciated by those in our community who most need help to resume normal life.