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Plant City Observer Friday, Sep. 22, 2017 1 year ago

9.22.17 Your Town

FEMA offers aid for roof repair and a Plant City boy pays it forward for his birthday.

FEMA offers aid for roof repair

Plant City residents whose roofs were damaged in Hurricane Irma were able to apply for temporary coverings through Operation Blue Roof, a mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations for FEMA. Residents signed up for the program Sept. 18 through Sept. 22 at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library. If approved, FEMA will provide the homeowners in disaster areas with fiber reinforced sheeting and installation to cover damaged roofs until they were able to be permanently repaired.


Plant City boy pays it forward for birthday

Rex Rothman isn’t asking for a new superhero toy or the latest Disney movie for his seventh birthday. Instead, he wants to help others who aren’t as fortunate as him. Rothman is asking friends and family to donate to the Florida Baptist Children’s Home in Lakeland in place of purchasing him presents. His hope is the donations can buy “birthday baskets” for the children at the home.


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