Loren Cove rewards first responders

The Loren Cove Homeowners Association gave snacks and drinks to Brevard Fire Rescue Station 47.

Residents of Loren Cove in Viera wanted to show their appreciation for first responders.

The Loren Cove Homeowners Association recently provided several boxes of snacks and drinks for Brevard Fire Rescue Station 47 on Murrell Road in Viera.

Gil Pohl, who serves on the HOA board, along with Anthony Barrett and Beverly Lantry, delivered the donated items.

“I was talking to one of our neighbors,” Pohl said. “She had been at Viera Hospital and noticed that rescue crews were having to wait to drop patients off.”

The neighbors thought that something needed to be done to help the fire rescue crews. “So everybody in Loren Cove got together and donated some drinks and snacks,” Pohl said.

Donated items included Gatorade and other beverages, candy bars and granola bars. Immediately after the idea was brought up, residents started the collection of items during a two-week period.

“We know it's tough on the first responders right now and any little thing we can do helps,” Pohl said. “It makes us feel good that we can do it.”