Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity in partnership once again with the Burton-Middlefield Rotary and other supporters will be accepting donations of cases of bottled water for shipment to the Habitat affiliate in Central Florida in response to Hurricane Irma beginning today, September 11th. Habitat for Humanity Lake Sumter (Habitat for Humanity Lake Sumter) will accept the water at its distribution center near Eustis, FL and distribute it to needy individuals and organizations affected by the hurricane in that area.
Transportation is being provided by Arms Trucking Co of East Claridon, Oh. One of the company trailers will be parked at the Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity Restore in Newbury starting Monday morning September 11th. The address is 12180 Kinsman Rd, (Rt. 87) in Newbury.
Hours for receiving the water will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily until the trailer is filled.
Volunteers are needed to help donors accept the bottled water donations and load the trailer.
Anyone wanting to make a monetary donation to help pay for the transportation costs or to purchase cases of water locally may do so at the Lake-Geauga Habitat web site at http://lake-geaugahabi tat.org/product/2017-irma- hurricane-response. Please note all donations specifically for “Hurricane Irma.”
Support for this effort to help those in need has already been forthcoming from Sunrise Springs Water Co, Kinetico and some anonymous donors who have already offered their financial support. Tracy Jemison of Burton-Middlefield Rotary has been especially helpful in organizing this effort.
We are told by Kent Adcock, president and CEO of the Habitat affiliate in Florida that the most immediate and pressing need is for bottled water.
The Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity Staff will working in shifts all week until the truck is filled.