Florida Sheriff Routh Ranches receive $25,645 in Donations in 2023 from FCSO Employees

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FCSO employees have donated $25,645 to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches; making the FCSO employee total donations to the FSYR over $158,000 since 2017.  Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly presented the latest employee donation to the FSYR Executive Vice {resident Maria Knapp and Levy County Sheriff and FSYR Board Chair Bobby McCallom, on July 24th during the Florida Sheriffs Association Semi-annual meeting.

“Our Agency and I have supported the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches for many years,” Sheriff Staly said. “I am very proud of the men and women of FCSO, who not only support our children and youth locally, but donate to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches as part of the Flagler Sheriff’s Children’s Charities. FCSO firmly supports and truly believes in the organization’s mission to support our youth by ‘mending lives, healing hearts’.”

Sheriff Staly is currently serving on the FSYR Board of Directors as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors, and has served on the Board for the past six years.

The FSYR was founded in 1957 and helps the communities by serving and improving the lives of at-risk children in several different locations. The FSYR has helped over 173,000 children and families in the state of Florida.  The mission of the FSYR is to support needy and neglected children by providing a sense of safety and well-being and guidance.

The FSYR helps give the same opportunities of their peers for school attendance and extracurricular activities. They help to instill strong work values, integrity and character building. The goal is to help prevent delinquency and develop lawful and productive citizens.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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