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Local Company Ships Much Needed Support To Apalachicola Bay Area

In Apalachicola Bay, depleted fisheries are creating dire woes for a large percentage of the population. Affording basic necessities is becoming a challenge. And a local Tallahassee company, Infinity Development Software, is trying to help them out. The company is partnering with the aid coalition Franklin’s Promise.

“It started with just ideas from our employees. And this was one of those suggestions: to help the people in Franklin County who’ve been dependent for generations on the seafood industry and have been hit rather hard. We worked with Franklin’s Promise near Apalachicola and they gave us a list of some of the most needed items.” Says the company’s president Jon Taylor

With nearly a hundred bags of nonperishable goods, Taylor says he hopes not only to help the community of Franklin County but also to raise awareness about the situation all along the bay. In September, Florida Governor Rick Scott asked the U.S Secretary of Commerce to declare a commercial fishery failure for the area to receive emergency funding. The secretary has not yet responded.

Find out how to help out with Franklin's Promise.

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