The Christmas feeling is growing and well with Michael Esmond, a pool establishment company proprietor in Gulf Breeze, who was encouraged to take a small bit of pressure and stress out of the winter for his neighbors and quietly and secretly stripped out $4,600 to assist almost 36 families to pay their water and gas bills.
Esmond, 73, took the action after seeing the due date on his personal bill was Dec. 26 and is issued with a warning: that supply of electricity and water may be cut if not paid by then.
Memorizing wintertime when his own supply was cut off, Esmond reached the city of Gulf Breeze and inquired about supporting any neighbors in his area of 6,000 whose amounts were overdue.
Esmond proceeded, “I’m attempting to make an illustration for other organizations to give back. … The area has been kind to me and I’m working to give back to the area,”
The movement “made me cry,” Joanne Oliver, Gulf Breeze’s service billing administrator, reported, perceiving in 20 years at the service company this “was a first.”
Rather of warnings, 36 astonished families got a note that read: “It is our faith and opportunity to notify you that your past-due service bill has been cleared by Gulf Breeze Pools & Spas.
On account of Gulf Breeze Pools & Spas, we here at the City of Gulf Breeze would like to wish you and your family a happy festival period.”