Heroes reveal themselves in many ways. They are the ones who pluck hurricane survivors out of their homes. But they are also the families who open up their homes to care for the children of first responders, essential workers and the families who are struggling through the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. They are volunteers like those who joined us in Harlem Heights on Tuesday, October 4.
It’s volunteers like Liz and Sean, who drove their pickup from Tampa to distribute supplies.
It’s Cape Christian Church, which contributed sandwiches. Fort Rock, which helped us get supplies.
It’s the siblings we met on Wall Drive who drove in from near and far to help clean up their mother’s flooded home.
It’s the young mom who felt so blessed that she made food to share with her neighbors.
We encountered heroes all day.
It’s the family hosting the children of a single mom who needs to work but day care is closed.
It’s the volunteers getting groceries to our families.
It’s the families we serve doing the best they can to survive.
We’ll do it all again tomorrow. We have plenty of supplies. We need volunteers and more trucks to deliver them to folks who don’t have immediate access to distribution sites.
Join us! Here’s where we’ll be the next two days:
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Meeting location: Suncoast Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Fort Myers
Date: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
Time 10 am to 12 pm
Meeting location: Clemente Park, 3265 Dr. MLK Blvd., Fort Myers
Making things better, now, takes all working together.
With love and gratitude,
The Better Together Team
Posted 6:13 a.m. October 5, 2022