Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: MIPD officer teams up with Marco Patriots to send supplies to the Bahamas

Marco Patriots, with the help of officer Josh Ferris and other volunteers, donated generators, propane grills, cleaning supplies and clothes to the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise. From left to right, captain Paul Smolchek, David Mackey, James Sarles, Mya Carroll Knowles, officer Josh Ferris, Olivia Smolchek and Travis Suit. (Photo: Courtesy of Josh Ferris)

By Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Marco Eagle

A Marco Island Police officer teamed up with a local nonprofit to transport generators, grills and propane tanks to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Officer Josh Ferris of the Marco Island Police Department's Road Patrol unit said he just wants to help.

"There are people who need help and we have the ability to help them," Ferris said. "They are living without electricity or food."  Read more >>