Pine Island FISH was honored with a $3,000 grant from the Matlacha Hookers at a gathering at the American Legion on November 13th. FISH President Jim Wentz, pictured at the far right, above, accepted the grant on behalf of our organization. We are extremely grateful to the Hookers for their long-standing support. Their generosity continues to enable us to make a difference in the lives of many in the Matlacha and Pine Island Communities as recovery continues.
This year we are returning to the Giving Tree model, where those wishing to provide gifts can select an "ornament gift wish" from trees placed throughout Greater Pine Island. Gifts will be distributed to registered families on December 16th at the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, 10360 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. While the deadline for signing up for gifts has passed, there is still time to donate and volunteer. Questions? Call the FISH line at 239-283-4442 or click the link below for information about how to donate or volunteer.
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, and provides information and a list of local respite care providers for family caregivers. 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, 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 .