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Neighbor to Neighbor Services receives Kiwanis grant for disaster relief services

Posted at 7:58 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 07:58:52-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Neighbor to Neighbor Services, Inc. has received a $3,000.00 grant from the Capital City Kiwanis Club to help the group in its efforts to assist the citizens of North Florida with disaster relief.

According to a press release, the funds will primarily be used to help with tree and debris removal.

“Neighbor to Neighbor Services has been providing tree and debris removal services to underserved populations in the big bend since Hurricane Michael ravaged the area in 2018,” said Sam Kerce Vice President of the Capital City Kiwanis Club. “Since service and service projects are at the heart of all Kiwanis clubs, we felt that helping Neighbor to Neighbor Services further their mission was a very wise investment in our community,” he said.

Neighbor to Neighbor Services will use the resources provided by the Capital City Kiwanis Club to obtain additional gear and safety equipment that will allow the group to serve more families and individuals in Leon and surrounding counties.

“As the 2020 hurricane season rapidly approaches, this grant will help us prepare for what may come, while continuing to serve those in the panhandle who are still struggling after Hurricane Michael,” said John Ricco, Board President of Neighbor to Neighbor Services.

“There are still many underinsured, uninsured and impoverished people in the region who cannot afford tree and debris removal and we plan on doing the best we can to help, one home at a time” he said.

Neighbor to Neighbor Services is working to maximize the funds contributed by the Capital City Kiwanis Club and just launched its “$2020 by 20’s” matching fund campaign so they can serve more people in the big bend area.

The campaign is seeking small donations of $20.00 to match the funds donated by Kiwanis.

Those wishing to donate can contribute at the group’s GoFundMe page.