We Are Truly Grateful


A Message of Thanks and Gratitude from The Arc of Florida-

While there are many sad stories in the news right now, I wanted to highlight what we are thankful for here at The Arc of Florida…

We want to thank some of the heroes who stepped in to help when Hurricane Michael struck.

First, many, many thanks to John Roper at Arc Emerald Coast and his employees and board members who gathered donations, transported supplies and spent at least 2 if not 3 days doing hard labor to clear trees and grounds. It was hard work!

In addition, employees from Arc Gateway and Arc of Florida and The Arc of the Bay joined a work day at The Arc of the Bay to clean things up!

Lee County ARC pitched in and gathered lots and lots of donated goods which were delivered by The Arc of Florida. Much appreciation for the donations for some folks who were very much in need.

Scot Kannel at The Arc of the Glades stepped in to assist in replacing a wheelchair lift van that was damaged at a group home in Marianna. Thanks so much.

Financial donations were received from so many of you:

The Arc of Alachua gave most generously to assist these agencies who are facing extremely high deductibles in order to file insurance claims. Lots of other chapters stepped in, they are:

The Arc Gateway
Arc Jacksonville
Arc Putnam
Ridge Area Arc
The Arc of North Florida
Sunrise Arc
Arc Volusia
Arc Palm Beach
The Arc of the Emerald Coast
Arc of St Lucie County
Arc South Florida
The Arc of Florida
Victory living Programs
Arc Tampa Bay
Arc of the St Johns

Some very special folks in Mississippi have stepped up to the plate to work very hard to send donations. Watch the video at the link below…it will restore your faith in humanity!

Brandi’s hope yard sale raises hundreds for Hurricane Michael recovery

Also, some individuals stepped up to the plate to assist their Arc family members. They are:

Richard and Kathy Clinton
Bobbie and Pamela Lake
Janet and Kenneth Holmes
The Staff of Arc of Putnam County
The Staff of Arc South Florida
Sheldon and Carol Hershman
Polly and John Stannard
James and Marcia Williamson
William Linton
Debbie Van Slooten

Thank you for the honor of being part of such a great group.

Deborah Linton
Chief Executive Officer
The Arc of Florida