Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ECMS, others donate items to Hurricane Irma vics

Business has been good and we like to bless others.”

That’s what Hawkeye Lawn Care LLC Owner A.J. Beachy said to describe his company’s joint effort with several different schools and businesses to bring donations to Hurricane Irma victims in Fort Myers, Fla.

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The school collected needed items for the victims and Hawkeye Lawn Care toted the donations on Sept. 30 to the needed area. They hauled a 1,200-square foot trailer filled with the donations.

Escambia County Middle School, which served as the donation hub, along with Rachel Patterson, Helton Brothers Farms, Rowlands Tires and the Church of the Living God contributed in the effort. Donations ranged from food to school supplies and clothing.

“At a time when the world often feels like it’s full of hate, we are here to remind you of the generous and overwhelming spirit of humanity that exists in this country,” Hawkeye Co-owner Mallorie Beachy said. “(Saturday), some of our staff helped unload this rig full of donations coming all the way from Escambia County Middle School in Alabama.

“Thank you, to all of the families who participated in this fundraiser and in getting the donations here, where they are still much needed,” she said.