September 21, 2017
I sincerely hope that you weathered the storm without much damage and, you and your loved ones are safe. We are all a bit shocked at the damage to our community but I know that together we can start to rebuild our beautiful Naples area. The damage from Hurricane Irma will take time to clean up but our lives will surely get back to normal soon.
As an American Red Cross volunteer, I’ve spent the past 13 days working in the Immokalee shelter where I felt most humbled. The ‘guests’ have been wonderful and so grateful for all we have done for them. There are so many stories to share that I just can’t begin to describe, so I thought a few photos would tell the story.
God bless you and please let me know if I can do anything to help you during the coming weeks or months.
For those of you wanting to help with disaster relief, please make a donation.
Click here to read the Miami Herald’s article about Imra’s effects on Immokalee.
Saturday night: over 1000 people check in to the shelter in Immokalee.
A couple of American Red Cross local team members. Snacks bring smiles to a child’s face.
Families thanking all of us for their stay.
Late night treats by the joog squad. FEMA arrives.
Baby Basics arrives with much-needed diapers!
Jersey guys filled a van. Children play at the shelter.
Dunkin’ Donuts saves the day – yum! Day 12- only 349 clients remain.
It’s all good – our kids write poems and write thank you notes to us.