Posted on September 19, 2017
In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact on our hometown of Immokalee, Florida, the Taste of Immokalee College Advisory Board sends this letter of encouragement to our community members.
No one knows resiliency and determination more than those in our community. From a very young age, those of us involved with Taste of Immokalee have watched our hard working parents and community members overcome one hardship after another. This experience is the inspiration behind our creation of Taste of Immokalee. It is also the reason why we believe our community will overcome the effects of Hurricane Irma and will soon be whole again.
We are so proud to be a part of our resilient community. Together we can weather any storm, you have taught us that. We are touched by the kindness that is overpowering Irma’s aftermath:
As we continue to rebuild our home, we would like to thank you all for the example you continue to set not only for us, but also for the world to see. You are persons of strength, of endurance, and you will continue to overcome.
Together we know that we will rebuild what has always been, and will continue to be, our home. We are so proud of your fight and continue to pray for your safety and healing, and especially for those who have lost their homes. Through unity, love and support from one another, there is nothing that we cannot overcome.
From our families to yours,
Taste of Immokalee
College Advisory Board
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