Guy Vaughan, an active FISH volunteer for many years, was elected President at FISH's January Board Meeting. He most recently served as Vice President. Dianne Higgins, following a recent move from Pine Island, stepped down as Pine Island FISH's president after eleven years of outstanding leadership. We welcome Guy into his new role and are incredibly grateful for all Dianne has done for our organization.
Pine Island FISH is an all-volunteer association of neighbors organized to help those living in the Matlacha and Pine Island Communities. From its early beginnings in the 1980s, Pine Island FISH has grown to an organization of more than 75 members providing many valuable services.
Pine Island FISH provides non-emergency transportation, lends mobility equipment to those in need, offers emergency financial assistance, gives respite relief for caregivers and stays in touch with home bound neighbors. If you need help, call the FISH line at 239-283-4442 to connect with a volunteer who is ready to help .
Pine Island FISH is in need of volunteer drivers, both on and off-island, telephone volunteers, individuals able to provide respite, and more. If you are interested in becoming a FISH volunteer, call 239-283-4442 or attend one of our meetings held on the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Pine Island United Methodist Church .
There is never a charge for any Pine Island FISH services. FISH is funded solely by donations. Your contribution helps ensure that FISH can continue offering important help. FISH is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.
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In light of the difficulties presented in 2020, Pine Island FISH is particularly grateful for the outpouring of support from our donors, volunteers and Valued Partners. In addition to donations throughout the year, our community really stepped up to support the Clothing for Kids and Christmas Brigades. Pine Island FISH is entering its 35th successful year and continues its endeavors for those in need in the greater Pine Island areas - all made possible by such generosity.
With the steadfast help of many generous individuals and organizations in 2020, Pine Island FISH: