Since Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida last week, officials in Hendry County said they've been handing out, on average, a couple semi-trucks of food and water per day. They were also giving away ice, tarps and other necessities Tuesday at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle. More than 50 volunteers from across the state and beyond were lending a hand. Tuesday, WGCU's Jessica Meszaros spoke with Hendry residents receiving donations about life after Irma.
Hurricane Irma destroyed farms and groves all around Hendry County. An agriculture expert says 78 percent of the adult population in Hendry works in the ag industry. Irma damages will affect everyone from growers to grocery stores. University of Florida’s agriculture extension agent in Hendry County Gene McAvoy is driving farm-to-farm, taking notes on what damages Hurricane Irma caused.
Hendry County is asking for donations of food and supplies for residents still without power after Hurricane Irma. You can drop off donations at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center at 1085 Pratt Boulevard. Julie Wilkins is city commissioner for the city of LaBelle. She’s helping lead the donation effort. "We’re receiving donations. Anybody that has things they want to give: water clothes, food, baby stuff, whatever is needed.
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