Letter advocates for Holy Family Senior Center

Elder Care Community Council is proud to host the ECCC SGI Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, August 7th at Mango MIke’s on SGI.  Tickets for the race and walk are available on Eventbrite.  The One Mile Fun Run starts at 6:30 pm and the 5K Race at 7PM.  Over 40 volunteers are rounded up to help with the event.  100% of the funds raised will allow ECCC to continue the daily lunches out of Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola and support people over age 55 living in Franklin County that are in need.  ECCC has served over 10,000 lunches in 2021 so far.  We thank the 50 sponsors that believe in our mission to bridge the gaps in services to those in need over age 55.  It’s not too late to run, walk, volunteer, donate or get in on the fun at the post race party at Mango Mike’s Sports Bar and Grill with a $10 BBQ sandwich.  Call us at 850-370-0116 or email ecccfranklin@gmail.com.  

Apalachicola resident John Alber poignantly captured the value that ECCC and Holy Family bring to our community in his recent letter to the City Commissioners and CRA Board members urging the provision of maintenance funds for necessary repairs at Holy Family. ECCC would like to republish that letter in its entirety:  Dear Mayor, Commissioners and Board MembersI learned firsthand in recent months just how valuable ECCC is to our community. A friend and neighbor depended upon ECCC for his daily sustenance during his last months of life. They delivered essential meals to him while a cadre of other Apalachicola friends and neighbors helped him tend to his other needs.  It furnished a superb example of just how deep compassion runs in our little community.My friend died yesterday. But the need that ECCC fulfils using the facilities at Holy Family continues day after day. And that critical mission is threatened by degradation of the Holy Family structure. Now, it’s the roof, but doubtless in the future other maintenance needs will arise.My hope is that the City’s past–one of ignoring necessary maintenance tasks for critical infrastructure–will NOT be a prologue for its care of Holy Family. I urge you to direct CRA funds to the ongoing maintenance of one of The Hill’s most treasured resources.Respectfully, John AlberPhone: 314-705-2772Email: john@johnalber.com240 6th StApalachicola FL 32320

ECCC is a 501(c)(3) organization and the mission is to bridge the gaps in services to people over age 55 living in Franklin County.  If you or someone you know are in need, please call us at 850-370-0116 or email ecccfranklin@gmail.com.  www.ecccfranklin.org