The Gulf Power Foundation is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help assist people impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael made landfall last Wednesday afternoon near Panama City as a category 4 hurricane – the strongest hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in 50 years. Hurricane Michael left a vast path of destruction behind, leaving many citizens without homes, food or medical necessities. The American Red Cross is on the ground providing safe shelters, food, water and comfort to those who need it most.
"The American Red Cross is concentrating our relief efforts in areas most significantly affected by the hurricane," says Jerry Kindle, Executive Director of the Northwest Florida American Red Cross. "We’re working around the clock with our partners to get help where it’s most needed, working to move volunteers and supplies, and to support dozens of shelters where people can find comfort and refuge. The Gulf Power Foundation’s partnership and contribution to our relief efforts enable the Red Cross to be there when disaster strikes."
“Since Hurricane Michael made landfall, our team of more than 7,200 people have been working 24/7 to restore power and hope to our customers,” said Sandy Sims, Eastern District General Manager with Gulf Power. “Restoring and rebuilding communities after natural disasters is core to the Red Cross of Northwest Florida’s mission and we’re proud to support the important work they’re doing.”
The Gulf Power Foundation is an independent 501©(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is building strong and sustainable communities and improving the lives of Northwest Florida residents. Since 1987, the Gulf Power Foundation has been strengthening communities in Northwest Florida through financial support and partnerships.