PO Box 357, Matlacha, FL 33933 | info@pineislandfish.org

239-283-4442

Pine Island F.I.S.H. (Fellow Islanders Sending Help)

Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

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 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 70 volunteer members, including about 40 who return to the  "northern climes" during  the summer season.  

We  continue to recruit new members to our organization.  Members meet  monthly and the Board of Directors quarterly or as needed to discuss  financial matters and set organization policy. We work closely with other organizations on the  island, such as the Beacon of Hope, Pine Island United Methodist Church,  Matlacha Hookers and Pine Island Pantry, to assure the needs of our  islanders are met. 

What We Do

Who We Are

Who We Are

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 Pine Island FISH is grateful to be able to offer the following services:

  • Non-emergency transportation to medical facilities, grocery stores, pharmacy, bank,  etc. to those with no access to transportation.
  •  Mobility equipment lending:  wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
  •  Assistance with special needs: emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical costs, etc.
  •  Respite relief to non-paid, primary caregivers for approximately 4 hours, once a week.
  •  In-Touch: Contact with home-bound individuals either by phone or home visits.
  •  Lead Agency in the Pine Island “Basket Brigade” Programs.

There is never any charge for FISH services. 

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

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There are many ways that you can work to  make a difference through Pine Island FISH and FISH is pleased to count  many seasonal residents among its volunteers. FISH is seeking:

  • Volunteer drivers for necessary non-emergency weekday transportation, both on and off the island.
  • Phone volunteers to answer the FISH line.  Phone volunteers work one day per week for a month.
  • Volunteers to stay in touch with home-bound islanders.
  • Volunteers to provide respite relief for non-paid primary caregivers for approximately 4 hours once a week.
  • Volunteers to help with FISH's mobility equipment lending closet.
  • Volunteers for special events such as fundraisers and basket brigades.

Donate

Volunteer

Volunteer

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 There are several ways you can support FISH.

  • Make a financial contribution.  All contributions are tax deductible and go directly to helping your neighbors.
  • Support  FISH with a fundraiser at your school, club or association.  Please  consider FISH when planning for ways that your group might help others  on our Islands.  
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