The Trust Adopts Marianna, FL

Financial Support for Marianna

When one Floridian hurts, we all hurt. And as Americans, we all stand up to help. Everglades Trust has adopted the small town of Marianna (pop. 12,000) and Jackson County (pop. 45,000) in the Florida panhandle. These are some of the most resilient Floridians among us, but they need our love, hands and financial support.

What we’re doing and how you can help.

Financial Support: We have set up an account on our website where people can donate – 100% of that will go to the Catholic Charities Thrift Shop in Marianna, where help will go throughout the county. 

Financial Support for Marianna

Urgently-needed supplies: We are accepting urgently-needed supplies in our West Palm Beach office and will be transporting them to Marianna twice a week. List includes:

  • Generators
  • Chainsaws
  • Tarps
  • Bar and Chain oil for chainsaws
  • Gift cards (Lowe’s, Walmart, CVS, visa or MasterCard)
  • Battery powered lanterns
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Battery operated radios
  • Candles
  • Soaps/body washes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Deodorants
  • Battery operated fans
  • Cell charger power banks
  • Granola/energy bars
  • Gatorade
  • Also, fresh fruit (oranges apples grapes) has been requested a lot but if you are dropping this off please wait until Wednesday so that I may turn it around quickly for distribution on our trip Thursday.

With your help, we’ll do everything we can to get resources to those who have been so devastated by this historic storm. In doing so, we will let the good people of Jackson County know there are millions of us who stand with them. 



  • Dale Goldspiel
    commented 2018-10-16 22:42:42 -0400
    Hurricane Michael’s destruction wasn’t limited to the Florida coast (Bay County). Far from the coast lots of small towns also were walloped by the most-powerful storm to hit the area in decades. Marianna, Florida is one of those small towns. Most of the media and help have been focused on Panama city/Mexico city beach. Rightly so as they were the hardest hit. But Jackson county and the city of Marianna were also devastated by the storm. Peoples homes were damaged, Families have been displaced, the roads are impassable, power lines are down and there is no water. God bless the foundation for taking interest in this poor little town.
  • Beverly Rose
    commented 2018-10-16 12:48:38 -0400
    Yes but my family is in Panama City Calloway, why not there? Did Marianna FL hit too⁉️My son is a military man there is no where for his family to live right now all of their homes are gone including cars so why Marianna FL and not Panama, Calloway, etc.🤷🏽‍♂️