Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Thanks Volunteers That Provided Food, Shelter For BCSO Team
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 9, 2016
ASSISTED BCSO DURING HURRICANE
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I would like to personally thank our wonderful citizens for coming together to show their support for our agency and make sure our members had everything we needed throughout Hurricane Matthew.
We had many calls and messages by generous citizens offering to volunteer or provide food and shelter for our team.
Your support and prayers are truly the greatest gift we could ever ask for!! Your Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is a team of 1,500 strong who weathered the elements during the duration of this storm to protect our community. Your donations of food, supplies and compassionate concerns were incredible!
Of special note, I would like to thank Beyel Brothers Crane Services on Cidco Road who provided generator batteries after a failure in the middle of the storm.
A big thank you to Bill Pastermack of Ace Hardware on Garden Street for providing chainsaws yesterday to allow our team to clear roadways for the evacuees to return home.
Many thanks to Double D’s BBQ on Barnes Boulevard, Publix on Eau Gallie Boulevard, and Chick-fil-A on Wickham Road who donated warm meals to our team last night. Trust me when I tell you that they could not have come at a better time to reenergize our team who had been working countless hours away from their homes and families.
Today’s meals and the deliveries of last night’s meals were accomplished by our Logistics Team! Manager Ron Spangler, Dana Doucette, Steve Shortridge, Glenda Shortridge, David Raucci, Tracy Wilson, Trish Bestwick, Cathy Allen, Dolores Scott, Lieutenant Joanna Seigel, Chris and Val Sauro.
I also want to thank the cooks last night who volunteered to prepare hundreds of meals for our team. Tom and Rachel Darnell and their team from Community Champions were true champions for us and we greatly appreciate it.
As always, I want to thank our Brevard County citizens for their support and partnership with our agency. Their prayers and compassion throughout Hurricane Matthew meant the world to us and are just one more reason why we consider ourselves blessed to serve as Law Enforcement Officers in Brevard County.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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