PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hurricane relief supplies sent by a Pittsburgh-based company have arrived in Florida at a key time.READ MORE: Hussey Copper Smelting Facility In Leetsdale Agrees To Pay Settlement For Environmental Violations
Water was among the most important supply sent to St. Dominic’s Church in Panama City by Esmark, a Sewickley based company. Esmark sent two trucks loaded with supplies to aid in relief efforts following Hurricane Michael which directly hit the Florida panhandle.
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Director of Communications for Esmark, Katie Regan, said that two trucks, one from Pittsburgh and another from Chicago, arrived in Florida with a total of 50,000 bottles of water.
The recipients of the supplies were thankful as they said supplies from the government have yet to show up.MORE NEWS: Local Communities, Police Departments Celebrate National Night Out
“They said it was a gift from God because they were totally out of water and supplies and hadn’t received government supplies yet,” said Regan in a statement to KDKA-TV.