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Hurricane Recovery Efforts

October 24, 2018 – Engel Coolers and CCA Florida have joined with Feeding Florida to support residents in areas of the Panhandle most affected by Hurricane Michael.  The partnership includes the donation and distribution of high-performance coolers to be used in recovery efforts for residents in several affected communities.

“As Floridians, we all know that recovery is a process and that it takes everyone playing a role to support our neighbors,” said Brian Gorski, CCA Florida Executive Director. “So many are still without power and we felt that in working with our amazing partners at Engel Coolers, providing this type of support was the best way to help.”

A first delivery took place on Tuesday, including the donation of several pallets of coolers in various sizes, to Second Harvest of Big Bend, which will be distributed as needed through Feeding Florida and its network.

“While our partnership with CCA is based on being responsible environmental stewards, Floridians are our primary concern,” stated Rob Bowie, Vice President of Engel Coolers.  “We are proud to be part of an effort to help those in a time of need and beginning the rebuilding process.”

“Florida SERT and all utility crews have worked tirelessly to bring the number of 400,000 without power after Hurricane Michael to just under 50,000 without power today, and that number continues to drop” said Robin Safley, executive director of Feeding Florida. “With many of those still without power living in rural areas, we know efforts to restore are challenging. We are so appreciative of the team at Engel for their donation of coolers and the team at CCA for assisting to ensure the coolers reach those impacted. We know many families are eager to begin the rebuilding process, and we look forward to continuing to assist them every step of the way.”

Additional distributions are planned. To help join the effort, donate today to Feeding Florida.

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