FISH OF SANCAP, Sanibel and Captiva Islands complete wrap around social service organization serving those that live on, work on or visit the islands, continues to grow to meet the demands of the community, including the survivors of Hurricane Ian through their long-term recovery program. Thanks to grant funding provided by The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation (the Foundation), their job just got a little easier through the purchase of a box truck.
Maggi Feiner, President & CEO, FISH states, “We are so thankful to the Foundation for their support and funding for this purchase. The box truck — 14’ long with a hydraulic lift – will help us provide essential supplies like furnishings, rebuilding materials, food and personal hygiene products, to disaster survivors and those who live or work on the islands needing a hand up. This truck will allow us to move several thousand pounds of food and other items which we could not do before.”
The truck, purchased through Sam Galloway Ford and wrapped by Sabal Signs, showcases the Foundation partnership with their logo prominently placed. In the first month the truck first took to the streets, FISH reported it has filled a great need and has cut down on multiple off-island trips, due to its size and hauling capacity. “We’re already seeing how being more efficient will allow us to help more individuals over time,” continues Feiner.
“The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation is pleased to partner with FISH in our combined efforts to serve the needs of those living and working in our communities,” says Lisa Schmidlin, The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation President. “It gives us great pleasure to know that the Foundation grant will service those in need for years to come.” In addition to allocated funds for the box truck purchase, the Foundation provides grant funding to assist Hurricane Ian survivors and those needing assistance with rent or mortgage payments.
FISH’s target population is anyone who lives or works on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. FISH is answering all requests for assistance including long-term recovery needs such as providing rebuilding supplies and disaster financial assistance as well as requests for their more traditional services – – Food, Island Based Education, Social and Senior Services, and Helping Hands.
If you, or someone you know, is in need, please contact FISH at (239) 472-4775. To learn more about FISH, please visit their website and social media pages to see firsthand how the agency works to better the community and particularly their response to the Ian disaster. To learn more about other services of FISH, please contact Maria Espinoza, Executive Director, at (239) 472-4775.