Every Dream Has a Price
Five years after the hurricanes, EDHAP volunteers are learning that Frances and Jeanne never really left Indian River County.
On a single Saturday, Every Dream Has a Price volunteers arrived armed with supplies and started to rebuild and paint the house. By the end of the day everyone was all smiles.
When Julianne Price and Teddy Floyd discovered that an elderly Gifford woman was living in her car they knew they had to find out why. More importantly, they knew they had to do something about it.
“Her house had been so badly damaged by the hurricanes there was no way she could live in it,” Julianne explains. “This was a woman who had worked hard all her life, given birth to her children and raised them in that house and now it was uninhabitable.”
“Because of our jobs Julie and I are out in the community every day and we know the pulse of what goes on,” adds Teddy, a detective with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. “We see people living in deplorable conditions and you think, how can this be going on in Vero Beach? These are people who don’t know where to go for help and they‘re simply falling through the cracks.”
Read the entire article in the March 2010 issue