I hope everyone is holding up and I wish you a fast recovery. We are in day nine of recovery from Hurricane Ian. I got my power back last night and internet and TV today. There are still residents with no power and debris blocking their roads. The linemen on the ground are amazing, even sleeping in their trucks so people in need could use the beds that were available for them.
Hopefully everyone in Cape Coral gets power by the weekend. I visited Cape Christian (Chiquita, north of Veterans) this morning and got a tour of their operation to provide food, water, supplies and hot meals. They have semi-trucks of supplies arriving daily from charities around the country to help our residents. They served 17,000 hot meals yesterday. They also have 300+ volunteers helping on a daily basis.
I plan to go back this afternoon and assist when their volunteers are at a low point. They are open from 10am-4 pm. Although power is being restored, many people will need food and meals over the next few weeks as they spend their money to replace other needed supplies to repair their homes and replace their furnishings. I am sure there are other charities across Cape Coral doing things like this as well.
One of the most important aspects of what a church and charities do is provide hope, encouragement and promote goodwill to our community. They do this much better than our government. Please support this and other charities working to help those in need most as we work to rebuild Cape Coral.
God bless you and God Bless the people of Cape Coral,