The man who has helped veterans in Alachua County for more than two decades is retiring. The veteran community in Gainesville consists of 20,000 people. Jim Lynch has helped secure benefits for many of them. WUFT’s Erica Cordell sat down with Lynch on the eve of his retirement to talk about the past twenty years on the job.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/89LynchQA.mp3]
The Lake City community is working to help a family of eight that lost their home in a fire last week. Donations so far include mattresses, shoes, toothbrushes and sports equipment for the kids, and a GoFundMe has been set up to raise money toward a down payment on a new house.