LET'S HELP OUR NEIGHBOURS IN THEIR TIME OF NEED
We in Polk County were very fortunate early Friday that the severe weather stayed to the north of us. Of course, nothing we say can express the sadness for all those people across North Central Florida who lost their homes and belongings, not to mention friends and neighbours, as a result of the tornadoes.
As of early Saturday morning, the death toll was listed as 19 in Lake County. Thousands of residents are without power, and it will take some time for many to recover from the destruction.
Our brothers and sisters need our help, and it is important to realize that at some point we may fall victim to a similar event. So I4J is enouraging people to give as generously as possible to their local American Red Cross chapter. You may earmark your donation toward Florida Tornado Relief. The ARC has always been there in such times of need, and volunteers are arriving from throughout Florida and beyond to assist.
Even if you can't donate financially, at least keep the people of the Central Florida area in your thoughts and prayers.