JL Marine’s Legacy- C.A.S.T. netCommunity . Conservation
JL Marine has always taken pride in being a community partner throughout Hillsborough County and surrounding areas. Over the years, JL Marine has partnered with various local organizations to keep our local estuaries, parks, and boat ramps clean and clear of debris. Our Power-Pole C.A.S.T. net team has participated in events such as International Coastal Cleanup Day and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful.
During the summer of 2019 a few Power-Pole employees were throwing around the idea to organize a group at JL Marine who would like to get more involved in community activities like coastal clean-ups, youth organizations, even local animal rescues.
After a couple brainstorming sessions the Power-Pole C.A.S.T.net, Community Action Service Team Network was formed.
The team was immediately put to the test. September 1st, 2019 Hurricane Dorian, a CAT-5 storm hit the Bahamas and caused catastrophic damage. In the days following the storm, there was a massive outpouring of individuals who were ready to help donate items to help the Bahamas recover and rebuild from the storm. Power-Pole employees were ready to pitch in and do whatever they could. Power-Pole spread the word over Social Media that JL Marine headquarters was a local drop-off site in Hillsborough County. The team filled truck after truck, trailer after trailer, bringing the supplies over to St Pete to be flown to the Bahamas immediately. Larger supplies were taken to Ports along the East Coast of Florida to be shipped over by boat. The way this company and community came together sparked a passion at JL Marine.
Since then the C.A.S.T. net team has been busy helping organizations that Power-Pole employees are passionate about like Captains for Clean Water, ASPCA, a Kids Place, Veterans Bass Challenge, just to name a few. The C.A.S.T. net team, through Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Adopt-A-Shoreline project, has been awarded E.G. Simmons Park as our shoreline to take care of on the South Shore of Tampa Bay. The C.A.S.T. net team will organize four quarterly clean-ups to take place quarterly throughout the year. These event will be a great way to bring Power-Pole employees and their family members together, all while cleaning up the environment that means everything to our company.
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