AMVETS (American Veterans) across Florida have reached out to assist their communities during and after hurricane Irma.
AMVETS post 81 in North Fort Myers, Fl fed countless families through spaghetti dinners on the first day and hamburgers and chips on the second day.
Zephyhills Post 550 Commander Linwood Shore reported his post fed over 40 families during the time the hurricane hit their area. The post also opened for shelter.
Ronald Hoban, Commander of post 60 (Arcadia, FL) indicated a combined effort with their local Walmart to distribute a tractor trailer load of water and ice from their post home. Hoban said it was a combined effort as members of their Sons unit, Ladies Auxiliary and AMVET riders joined in to assist in the effort. They all spent over 10 hours loading cars with the water.
Post 98 also opened their doors and fed meals to several families from their area.
District IX Commander Mike Yates reported his district donated money to the AMVETS Florida Service Foundation’s Gofundme account. District IX includes post 9 in Odessa, FL, post 98 in Holiday,FL, post 16 in Hudson,FL, post 10 in Ocala, FL, post 550 in Zephyhills, post 89 in Homosassa, post 1208 in Salt Springs, FL, post 19 in Fort McCoy, and post 101 in Ocala, Fl. The Gofundme page was set up by the foundation strictly to aid veterans who lost homes, or had other hurricane related problems.