Bevis Funeral Home recently donated $5,000 to REBUILD 850, an initiative to keep the continuing needs of communities in Florida’s Panhandle “front and center” following Hurricane Michael.
The check was presented by CEO Rocky Bevis and Managing Partner Susie Mozolic to former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham, who has been instrumental in efforts to challenge area individuals, businesses, and organizations through REBUILD 850 to donate, volunteer, visit, and invest to help the region.
With funeral homes in Liberty, Gadsden, Wakulla and Leon counties, Bevis has seen the devastation first-hand and was moved to make the donation to assist the impacted communities.
“For many years, we have made contributions to organizations that serve the families that we have cared for,” Bevis said. “But this year, we felt the need to shift our donation to those who are still displaced and rebuilding from the catastrophic storm that caused more than $4 billion in damages. We are proud to be part of this effort.”
Former Florida House Speakers Allan Bense and Will Weatherford, joined by Rep. Graham and a diverse group of dedicated partner organizations, launched REBUILD 850 on November 1. The organization’s dual objectives are to help residents of areas devastated by the power of Michael while promoting commerce in communities – ranging from Panama City Beach to Pensacola – that escaped the worst of the storm’s wrath and remain open for business. All funds will flow through the nonprofit Volunteer Florida Foundation.
For more about REBUILD 850 or to make a donation, visit www.rebuild850.org.