Lynn Haven Holds Irma Donation Event While Remembering 9/11


Lynn Haven agencies came together Wednesday to send more donations out to south Florida. The special day included a ceremony that wasn’t possible while Irma passed through the panhandle.

Bay County just isn’t finished helping those affected by Irma. 

“It’s important to help them and give them the things they need,” Isabella Ballenger, a volunteer, said.

As always, the Bay County community turned out to make this effort a success.

Two trucks of supplies headed out to LaBelle, Florida Wednesday. People also gave cash donations to help in any way they can.

The Bay County Contractors Association stopped by to donate $2,500 to help storm victims.

“We decided that, you know, this would be one of our causes this year. We’d make a contribution so they could buy additional water, food and things that they needed in south Florida,” Derwin White, the association’s president, said.

Lynn Haven officials say because of Irma’s impact on Bay County on Sep. 11, they weren’t able to properly observe Patriots Day.

“We were unfortunately not able to do a ceremony at our headquarters,” Michael White, Lynn Haven’s City Manager, said.

The Lynn Haven Fire Department proudly raised the flag they had bought for a Sep. 11 ceremony.

“It was going to be used for 9/11 and now it’s being used for another great cause,” Michael White said.

While we remember those affected by Sep. 11 and Irma, we also recall the golden rule. 

“If we did something for others, we would want the same to be done for us,” Ballenger said.

“It could be us one day. So I encourage everybody when there’s a chance to give, give,” Michael White said.


Sheffield Park, Lynn Haven

October 10 from 10am-5 pm

October 17 from 10am-5 pm

Lynn haven officials say the donations will go to help victims of Harvey and Irma. 

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