$100K Donated to Florida LEOs, Volunteers Affected by Hurricane Michael

“This storm hit us very hard,” Sheriff Ford said, noting about 60 staff members and deputies lost their homes. “Their resolve has been inspiring. They didn’t skip a beat in serving their community.”

Bay County, FL, officials have accepted donations totaling $100,000 to go toward volunteers and law enforcement officers Thursday in what they hope will be continuing outpouring of support from corporations.

Scientific Games, a technology-based gaming company, donated the money, the News Herald reports.

With a mound of supplies donated to local law enforcement as the backdrop, Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said the funds will go directly to deputies and staff who suffered losses from Hurricane Michael.

“This storm hit us very hard,” Ford said, noting about 60 staff members and deputies lost their homes. “Their resolve has been inspiring. They didn’t skip a beat in serving their community.”

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