Local Elected Officials Mark National Donate Life Month

Several elected officials in Escambia County took part in a National Donate Life Month flag raising ceremony Monday morning at the tax collector’s Marcus Pointe office on W Street.

This event and a month-long celebration are designed to raise awareness of the life-saving role residents of Escambia County can play by registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor. During National Donate Life Month, tax collector employees are participating in the annual Donate Life Challenge, a month-long effort among tax collectors and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to promote awareness of Florida’s organ donor registry.

“I am honored that my offices are part of such an important awareness campaign,” said Escambia County Tax Collector Scott Lunsford. “We are proud that in 2016, Escambia County remained in the top 10 counties statewide in the Donor Designation Rate and 60 percent of individuals visiting our office signed up to donate. We hope to increase that percentage this year.” Continue reading
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