Diana Burkett, executive director of the Christian Community Development Fund recently accepted a check for $1,000 from David Yarbrough, representing the Men’s Club at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.


Diana Burkett, executive director of the Christian Community Development Fund recently accepted a check for $1,000 from David Yarbrough, representing the Men’s Club at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe. The check represents the latest donation from the Men’s Club, long one of the CCDF’s staunchest supporters.



“The Men’s Club wishes to help the CCDF with its mission in Gulf County to make a positive influence in the lives of our local low-income elderly and disabled homeowners,” Yarbrough said. “They do all this work through volunteer labor, discounted skilled labor and local materials. The CCDF supports area citizens in need, assuring residences are safe, secure and habitable.



“They repair and replace deteriorated roofing, flooring, ceiling, walls, plumbing, electrical wiring, doors and windows, kitchen cabinets, bathrooms as well as interior and exterior painting.”



Since its inception a decade ago the CCDF has worked on over 600 projects in Gulf County.



“Gulf County is extremely fortunate to have this group doing what they do and allow all of us to rest a little easier,” Yarbrough said, adding the Men’s Club was sure the CCDF could put the funds to good use.