By Forgotten Coast Web Team | June 26, 2018
The Franklin County Tourist Development Council extends its thoughts and prayers to the families and victims who have been impacted by the Eastpoint wildfire. We send a sincere thank you to the firefighters, law enforcement officers and countless volunteers working so hard to help. The Eastpoint Visitor Center, located at 731 Highway 98 in Eastpoint (old Highway Patrol building) is a collection point for donations. Laundry detergent, bleach, toiletries, diapers, new underwear and socks (in all sizes for men, women and children), pet food, new or very slightly used blankets, pillows, and air mattresses for use in shelters, are all in immediate need.
Donations of money are especially needed and welcome. Checks should be made out to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Eastpoint Disaster Relief Fund. These donations may be mailed directly to:
Sheriff A.J. Smith
Eastpoint Disaster Relief Fund
270 Highway 65
Eastpoint, Florida 32328
The wildfire is believed to have destroyed nearly 3 dozen residential homes in the area of Wilderness Road, Ridge Road and Buck Street in Eastpoint. The total size of the fire is estimated between 600 and 700 acres.
If you are planning a trip to visit Franklin County, please note all other areas of the county are perfectly fine and unaffected. For more information contact Jean Lane at (850) 670-3474.
The Franklin County Tourist Development Council is partnering with Leon County’s Council on Culture and Art in Tallahassee to assist victims of the recent wildfire in Eastpoint.
Donations may be left at COCA’s administrative offices located at 816 S. ML King Jr. Blvd, just off Gaines St. between S. Bronough Street and St. Michael Street. The office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For further information contact Amanda Thompson at the COCA Offices at 850-224-2500.
The Franklin County Tourist Development Council has made arrangements to transport the donated items to Eastpoint for distribution.