Gadsden Interchange, a local organization, announced this week the launch of "A Time To Share" program to provide grants for Gadsden County residents who have been recently laid off as a result of the coronavirus epidemic. Individuals could receive $250.00 to help tide them over until other benefits, including unemployment compensation, kick in. In order to qualify, a person must have been laid off after March 15th as a result of the impact of the coronavirus on his/her employer.

For anyone wishing to contribute to help Gadsden County residents financially impacted by the Covid-19 virus, make checks payable to Gadsden Interchange, and send them to the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 389, Quincy, FL 32353. Gadsden Interchange is a 501(c)(3) corporation under the Internal Revenue Code.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We need to pull together and share with each other.

Though less than a half-hour from the hustle and bustle of the state capital, life in Gadsden County is decidedly more laid back. Gadsden County offers the best of both worlds. Cultural and recreational activities abound, as do opportunities for involvement in any of the county's 30+ civic organizations, and more than 100 houses of worship. Or, residents can simply sit back and enjoy the aesthetic beauty and historical charm of Gadsden County.

Citizens enjoy an economical lifestyle, with low cost of living. Prices for housing, food, apparel and services have been found to be low in Gadsden County in comparison to other counties in Florida. Plentiful housing is available, and newcomers can take their pick from a wide array of options from contemporary to historical. Gadsden County offers homes in modern developments and old established neighborhoods, as well as peaceful waterfront living.

There is a quality of life in Gadsden County that combines the best of the past with the convenience of the present. As a well-used slogan declares, "Gadsden County is a great place to spend an hour, a day, or a lifetime."

Click here to view "Journey Through Gadsden," a video provided by the Gadsden County Tourist Development Council and VISIT FLORIDA to showcase a sampling of Gadsden County.