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One North Florida Initiative continues helping with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts

Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 17:42:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One year after Hurricane Michael tore through Florida and southwest Georgia, there is still more work to be done, and one group is taking matters into their own hands.

The community is encouraged to come out and raise money for people impacted by the storm, specifically those in Mexico Beach Wednesday night.

After nearly 365 days after Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle, the One North Florida group is now calling on the community to help continue recovery efforts for business owners impacted by the storm.

The goal for Wednesday's kick-off is to not only raise $365,000 but also commit 365 people to travel to Mexico Beach and buy local.

Alex Workman, the co-founder of the initiative, says this will give the community tourism dollars and help cities rebuild.

"A lot of times people ask 'what can I do to help?' and sometimes it's just as easy as I'm going to spend a day at the beach and go eat breakfast and eat lunch, spend a little bit of money," said Workman. "But just that little bit of fun, is life giving to small business owners recovering from Michael."

He says this initiative will help re-ignite the work that still needs to be done to help people in Mexico Beach.

The initiative goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Happy Motoring.