BAY AID Franklin Unites Organizations to Help Community
PLEASE HELP NOW as Families in Florida's most environmentally sensitive area suffer from a "Fisheries Failure" in Apalachicola Bay . The large number of seafood and tourism related workers have no other source of employment and struggle to survive.
How you can help!
Hold a Food Drive for the families in Franklin County. If you cannot arrange transport for the food collected, you can donate at any food bank across the state in the name of Franklin County and a credit for food will be allotted to our three pantries here in Eastpoint, Carrabelle and Apalachicola. Here is a map of Food Banks belonging to the Florida Association of Food Banks.
If you are able to collect and transport donations to Franklin County, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule volunteers to assist. In this case, our community is short on canned meats such as tuna fish, hams, chicken, etc. Our young families are in desperate need of baby diapers, formula, baby wipes, etc. We could also use toilet paper for families.
Monetary donations will be used to support "A-Hand-Up", a volunteer engagement program supported by Volunteer Franklin, Volunteer Florida, Progress Energy, Catholic Charities, UF/IFAS Extension, The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and the Department of Children and Families. We believe the most sustainable solutions to our community's challenges will be solved by involving the most affected individuals in the work we do. AND IT WORKS! Volunteers who are active in supporting our community are assisted with utility bills as they donate their time at their childrens' schools, in our food pantries, with our churches' outreach programs, and in our BAY AID Franklin efforts. If you would consider a financial donation to BAY AID Franklin, this is how your resources will be used.
Please send checks made to BAY AID Franklin, 192 14th Street, Apalachicola, Florida, 32320
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at email@example.com or call 850-653-3930.
With a clear purpose, we pledge to use your support to provide Franklin County residents with the necessary assistance to address basic human needs during or resulting from natural, economic or man-made disaster. Our commitment is to empower those we serve to establish sustainable solutions for reoccurring needs, leading to an improved quality of life.
Our Goals are….
1. To develop, maintain, manage and distribute a fund to expeditiously address basic human services for Franklin County residents
2. To collaborate with a wide range of partners to identify and establish programs that empower Franklin County residents to participate in, take ownership of, and benefit from sustainable alternatives for personal income
3. To support the preservation and enrichment of local culture through regional awareness and promotion
4. To build community
5. To build human capacity by encouraging and supporting education, technical training and preventative healthcare
BAY AID Franklin is a disaster relief fund established by Franklin’s Promise Coalition, Inc. a 501c3 organization in partnership with over 30 civic organizations, churches, government entities, businesses, and volunteers. As a certified non-profit ,Franklin's Promise Coalition, Inc. is the fiscal agent for donations made to this project. The coalition partners are determined to empower the residents of Franklin County to face challenges more independently. This campaign will bring awareness to the problems that face the residents of one of Florida's most unspoiled regions and to the seafood industry crisis overall, and will provide crucially needed funding to spur recovery and empowerment in Franklin County. Please let us know if we can provide more information. Thank you for your support of our work in this very special community.
Franklin’s Promise Coalition, Inc.
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
Florida Department of Children and Families
Franklin County Emergency Management
Franklin County Seafood Workers Association
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
City of Apalachicola
City of Carrabelle
National Institute of Enviromental Health; Nealthy Gulf, Healthy Communities
Franklin County Extension UF/IFAS
University of Florida Center for the Arts in Healthcare
Weems Memorial Hospital
Trinity Episcopal Church
Carrabelle Food Pantry
Capital Area Community Action
St. George Island Merchants Association
Eastpoint Church of God
Living Waters Assembly of God
St. Patrick’s Church
Gary Olrick Construction
Covenant Word Christian Center
Franklin County Extension Office
Franklin County Health Department
Franklin County Food Pantry
America's Second Harvest
Bay Media Services
Server Soultions, Inc
And many other supporters.......
BAY AID Franklin is a service of Franklin's Promise Coalition, a partnership of people, agencies and organizations who want to make Franklin County a better place to live for all its citizens.The mission of the Coalition is to improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents. To fulfill this mission, the Coalition will serve as an advocate for the community and provide the opportunity of a forum, for networking with service providers, churches, other institutions, and interested citizen volunteers of Franklin County, Florida for:
(a) Improving access to quality services and assisting in eliminating disparities of service.
(b) Streamlining, and preventing duplication and fragmentation of services.
(c) Identifying unmet needs and determining strategies and programs to meet those needs.
(d) Informing and educating individuals on challenges, resources and opportunities in the community.
(e) Promoting positive youth development while emphasizing the reduction of substance abuse and other negative behaviors among the youth of Franklin County.
(f) Serve Franklin County as the lead agency for Emergency Support Function 15, coordinate the county’s Un-met Needs Committee/Agency Resource Survey, and serve as the county’s Long Term Recovery Coalition.
Franklin’s Promise Coalition (FPC) was incorporated in December of 2002 as a Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation and is designated as a 501 (C) (3) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code. Membership is open to all citizens and agencies and organizations that operate in Franklin County. Everyone is invited to attend.