The City of Fort Walton Beach is implementing a Pop Tab collection program for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida in honor of Congenital Heart Disease Awareness during the month of February.
Fort Walton Beach Mayor Dick Rynearson declared February as Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Month and invited local city mayors and county commissioners to join him in the campaign.
- City of Destin Mayor Bobby Wagner was the first to join the team.
“Instead of a competition, we want to work in harmony with our partner communities to raise awareness of this insidious disease,” said Rynearson. “This is a passion project of Logan Browning, one of our staff members, whose child has congenital heart disease, and we are honored to support him and his family.”
There will be eight collection bins throughout the city located at the following locations:
- City Hall
- City Annex Building
- The library
- Golf Course
- Rec Center
- Public Works Office
- Fire Department
- Police Station
The City is asking the public to collect and donate as many pop tabs as you can until February 29 to help support and bring awareness to congenital heart disease. You can bring your collections to city hall or call the PR Manager Mikiko Tucker to arrange a pick-up.
Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House is a charitable program where communities collect pop tabs and share them with RM House who recycles them and receives money that goes towards funding families in need of assistance while their child is in the hospital.
The families never pay for their stay.
You can learn more here: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida (rmhc-nwfl.org)