Walking to raise awareness about the financial plight of veterans
An Iraq war veteran walked through Gainesville today in the midst of his 7,000 mile hike across America to raise funds and awareness for military families in need. Troy Yocum will make several more stops throughout the state of Florida including Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. From there he will make his way to New Orleans and then all the way North to Boston. Florida’s 89-point-one WUFT-FM’s Milani Beaudrault has more.
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Soldiers Freedom Outdoors is a non-profit organization that works with Bradford County veterans and their families. Through Camp Freedom, veterans and families can engage in outdoor activities and find relaxation and community.
A decades-old Gainesville landfill will soon be transformed into a functioning floodplain. The old landfill near the Gainesville Regional Airport has caused erosion and affected the quality of the local water for humans and wildlife. The $1.88 million project to remediate the landfill has been in progress since April, but the landfill has a history dating back more than half a century ago.
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