Village of Florida firms Katrina boost relief drive

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:59

    FLORIDA-The “Florida Cares” relief drive for the victims of the Katrina Hurricane is gathering strength from various sources. The Village of Florida has” adopted” Moss Point, Miss., as its sister-city because the size and demographics of the two communities are similar. That “adoption” serves to put faces on the victims of the devastating floods that demolished parts of the South, according to John Witterschein, CEO of the Pharmline Corp. of Florida, and James Mezzetti of Myles Financial Services, also of Florida. Witterschein and Mezzetti, co-chairmen of “Florida Cares,” They set a goal to raise $100,000. Last Friday, Pharmline presented a check for $10,000; Myles Financial Services has pledged another $5,000. Other village groups and residents are being asked to donate money as well as contributions clothing and non-perishable items. A trailer stationed in the parking lot of Zircar Ceramics on North Main Street is the drop-off point for that merchandise. Checks may be made out to “Florida Cares” and sent to Florida Cares, P.O. Box 536, Florida, N.Y l0921. The relief effort will climax with a concert and Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 23, noon to 5 p.m. at the Walter R. Sturr Park on Bridge Street in Florida. It will be a day of music, food and entertainment. The mayor of Moss Point is expected to attend as an honored guest. Further information, contact James Mezzetti at 845-651-3070 or Erin Rice-Mills at 914-443-6436.