Why We Are Here:
On October 10, 2019 Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in Mexico Beach, Florida and created utter devastation along the coast in Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties. It continued an unprecedented path inland along a 100 mile wide path from Florida to the Georgia state line. Gulf county in particular was impacted by both storm surge, flooding and wind related damage. Loss of homes, businesses and belongings was catastrophic.
Long term recovery from disasters such as Hurricane Michael begin and end with local communities. The Citizens of Gulf County Recovery Team (CGCRT) is a non-profit organization established to pursue resources (money, materials, & muscle) and coordinate with local partners and service provides to fulfill the unmet needs of individuals and families in our community.
Even though our community still a long way to go to reach full recovery Let's celebrate progress as we go!
We have partnered with volunteer organizations to replace damaged roofs.
We have ensured that those households still needing help are connected to disaster casemanagers who can help find resources.