Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc.
E Triple C
PO Box 335, Eastpoint, Florida 32328
E Triple C of Franklin County Inc. is a countywide volunteer organization that is designed to support and enhance existing services for our senior citizens. It was incorporated in the state of Florida in August 2016 and has applied for non-profit status with the IRS. There is no office and no paid staff. About ten years ago, there were thriving elder services in Apalachicola and Carrabelle. No one can say exactly what happened, but in a very short period of time, the services were greatly reduced. Even more problematic, Franklin County was no longer able to find a local "contractor/provider" to deliver funded services.
For approximately the last five years, most county, state, and federal funded services have been provided through contracts with surrounding counties or organizations. E Triple C has been founded with the intent of developing the expertise and skills to provide input to contractor(s) and the Franklin County Commission
First, we have a volunteer citizen board with representatives from Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and Lanark Village keeping the focus countywide. We rotate meeting sites between the communities and periodically have special events in each community for volunteer recruitment and information sharing.
Second, we recruit volunteers for two specific initiatives. We have a transportation project with volunteers providing rides for appointments, shopping, and other necessary reasons. There is no charge for rides They can be scheduled ahead with a phone call to 850-509-5009. We deliver food from Franklin's Promise (Apalachicola and Eastpoint) to approximately 30 people bi weekly. Lanark Village is in the process of signing people so that they may have food deliveries as well. Eccc provides shopping carts for use at the Apalachicola Food Bank site. We work with Meals on Wheels at Historic Holy Family Senior Center to provide replacement delivery people when needed.
Third, we will be engaged in raising funds that can be used for the organizational and individual needs of elders for which there is no other funding source. Bingo and dinner is scheduled and we plan to provide this social activity on a regular basis as well as other activities.
Eccc believes that our elder citizens should be served with compassion, dignity and respect. Join us be contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 850-509-5009.
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