Family of 13 Living in Better Conditions Thanks to BPD and Several Volunteers
BROOKSVILLE – Thanks to the benevolence of a few Brooskville Police Officers and other kindhearted members of the community, a family of 13 is now living under much more habitable conditions.
Detective Tracey Schofield with the Brooksville Police contacted RNRF earlier this month to tell us about a large family living in deplorable conditions – many of them children aging in range from 1 to 4 years old.
Schofield couldn’t stand by and do nothing, so he organized an event that took place today at the family’s residence in Brooksville.
Schofield says the family lived in a small house, a trailer, and a tent, where the parents lived, and the property was cluttered with old tires and other debris.
Scholfield says, Brooksville police officers, firefighter, along with citizens, business owners and Hernando High School Students completed a huge step in this effort by cleaning up the property.
Two dumpsters were filled with trash and three huge roll-off dumpsters were loaded with old tires.
Next weekend some much needed siding is going on the house and in the near future the house will be painted.
“The Brooksville police department is very proud of our cities generosity and would like to thank all of the volunteers and businesses who donated their time, money and love to help make today’s event a great success,” says Schofield.
The following businesses and individuals donated their time and products to help with today’s event:
- Advantage Waste Service provided a large dumpster to help with the cleanup efforts.
- Hernando Mosquito control treated the large property for the millions of mosquitos on the property in abandoned tires and they created a County Amnesty day to remove tires
- A-Ready Roofing is putting a new roof on the house this week or next week
- Karl Wolf Contracting is putting new wood siding around the house to repair damage from termites next week
- Mark Kelly Pest Control is tenting the home for termites and reinsulating the underneath of the house next week or the week after
- Land O Lake recycling is donating roll off dumpsters and hauling over 400 tires away from the property on February 24, 2018
- Republic Garbage Services is donating a dumpster for February 24, 2018 to remove a large amount of trash
- Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is providing trustees / inmates to help load the tires into trailers
- Resident Tony Reeves is donating his time and equipment for the February 24, 2018 clean up
- Students of Hernando High school are volunteering for the February 24, 2018 clean up
- Express Lube of Hernando County did repair work on the families vehicle
- Sam’s Towing of Brooksville towed the family vehicle from the house to Express Lube
- Brooksville WaWa donating water for the clean up event
- Rory Steele, Owner of the Little Lady Restaurant is donating food and gloves for the clean up event
- Hernando Christian Academy donating a bus to transport volunteers to the site
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