Nestled in Everglades City lies a gem from the past, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, now in dire need of restoration. This historic landmark, once teeming with life, stands at the brink of oblivion. Glenda Hancock, a passionate local, and Bill Odrey, the dedicated owner, envision reviving it into a vibrant community hub.
At the heart of their vision is an inspiring initiative: partnering with the VA hospital for eco tours tailored for disabled veterans. These tours, set against the backdrop of the Everglades' natural beauty, provide much-needed solace and healing to our nation's heroes.
But time is running out. If the depot isn't saved, it faces destruction, making way for a modern developer's vision, erasing a piece of our heritage forever. We invite you to be part of this restoration journey.
Your contribution, big or small, will preserve not just a building, but a piece of Everglades City's soul. Together, let's ensure this depot stands tall again, echoing the town's rich history.
Your donation not only saves a landmark but also funds eco tours for disabled veterans in partnership with the VA hospital. Let's honor our heroes, preserve our heritage, and create a brighter future. Join us in preserving the Everglades City Train Depot!
Note: In the event that plans to restore the Everglades City Train Depot fall through, all funds raised will be donated to the VA Hospital to support their programs for disabled veterans.