Here are a few current fundraisers/events/drives
1. October Sunday Funday FUNdraiser Halloween-themed Party
2-5pm Sunday, October 13th
Crabby Lady Restaurant
123 Bayshore Way, Goodland
No tickets necessary - all are welcome 
Live Music by Billy J & The Big Easy
Pop-up Boutique by Ocean Soul Ohana
Raffle Prizes - Teeshirts - Baseball Hats - Koozies - Family-Friendly Fun
** Please bring a little bit of cash for raffles **
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Small donations can make big impact when everyone participates. $5 can turn into $5k when 1000 people contribute. $5 = $50k when 10,000 care.

Do you have $5 for Freeport?

Donations can be made on our website 
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Every year we collect gift cards for families in Collier County. Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving with turkey and stuffing, so gift cards allow them to celebrate in the manner they're accustomed to.

If you'd like to participate, here's how you can.

Nominate a Family:
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us about a family in need in Collier County. To respect their privacy, please don't nominate them here on the page.
Please include how many people are living in the home and how many of them are children. Please only send us the name of the head of the household and tell us why you think they should be nominated.
Include their phone number and street address with zip code.

Donate Gift Cards:
Purchase in $50 denominations from Publix, Walmart or Winn-Dixie and mail to PO Box 1909 Marco Island 34146





MIAAOR is a donation location for Bahamas Support.
140 Waterway Drive, Marco Island

Please check the list below and look around your house and office to see if you have anything you could donate for our Bahamas Support.
Personal Hygiene Items (Soap, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toilet Paper)

Clothing (Socks and Underwear For All Ages (new))

Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Liquid Baby Formula)

Food Items (High protein non-perishable items with pull back lids: beans, canned meats, nuts, canned soups andpastas, pre-cooked rice packages, MRE (Meals Ready To Eat), shelf stable milk)

Supplies (Batteries, Flashlights, Water Filtration Systems, Marine Radios, Walki Talkies with Batteries to fit, Matches, Chain Saws, Solar Lights, Solar Phone Chargers, Tents, Tarps, Generators, Cots, Blankets, Portable Stoves and Butane

Containers, Bleach, Large Plastic Bins with Tops)
First Aid (First Aid Kits, Immodium, Electrolytes













 Call 305-643-2501 or 211

 Send a check payable to Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade, P.O. Box #459007, Miami, FL 33245-9007

All of the funds raised through Operation Helping Hands will go directly to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian.











Statement from our American Red Cross

"Given the level of damage and destruction, we would strongly encourage monetary donations rather than supplies unless you have a solid contact already in place in the Bahamas. Often after a disaster, supplies and donations of things can become a secondary disaster. We are hearing that the biggest need is shelter as so many homes/buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. I am also hearing that there may be evacuations to the East Coast of Florida (Miami/Broward) because the conditions are so dire."






 Dax Ivy Salon will be collecting donations and all tips made. 100% of the donations and tips will be going to the Marco Patriots. They are a local hurricane response team who travel where ever they need to help those left with very little to nothing. Please consider making a donation to this wonderful organization! Thank you and prayers for the people of the Bahamas ???#bahamas #helpthebahamas








Sat 9 AM 
Naples, FL








Marco Island Location:

Affordable Landscaping

941 Windward Drive

Accepting Emergency Disaster Relief Supplies


(Budweiser is providing water)

Suggested items:

small generators / construction repair tools / chainsaws / tarps / medical supplies / diapers / baby food / formula / diaper rash cream / infant-children’s Motrin / Ensure / adult diapers

(we have the ability to purchase food and cleaning supplies in bulk at wholesale pricing)

Financial Donations: If you prefer to donate funds we can accept checks made out to Marco Patriots - please write Bahamas Relief in the memo portion and mail to: PO Box 1909 Marco Island, FL 34146 or drop off to Affordable Landscaping.

Donations may be dropped off during business hours 8am-4pm.














Affordable Landscaping Service & Design, LLC  Our offices located at 941 Windward Dr, Marco Island, FL will be a drop off point to collect donations to help our friends and neighbors in the Bahamas. As we all know the hurricane left destruction and devastation behind so now it is a time when we can truly make a difference. We will be taking items in our trucks on Friday to the east coast because first freight with 14 containers leaves on Saturday. I hope you find it within your heart to help! Thank you and God Bless!






Capri Community Inc. (CCI)
Hurricane Relief Efforts, The Bahamas

The CCI Board would like to ask our fellow Capriers and Marco Island residents to assist us in collecting supplies for our friends in the Bahamas.

The Bahamas sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian. This has caused catastrophic destruction throughout the Abacos and Grand Bahama. Reports of deaths and complete obliteration of cities within these islands is trickling in. We want to do what we can to help this beautiful paradise cope with such devastation.

We are currently collecting medical supplies, tents, tarps, water, protein bars, beef jerky, food that will not spoil, cloths and flip flops. We will update our list as needs arise.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this critical issue in the Bahamas.

We will collect donations/supplies at the Isles of Capri Community Center, 338 Capri Blvd., Naples, Florida 34113. Volunteers are needed at the community center for the hours shown below. Please contact Joyce Beatty, President CCI at 814-403-5366.

The hours are as follows: Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Monday, September 9, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday through Friday September 10-14, 2019


(same hours as shown above).







While we wait for the air and water to get clearance to begin shipping these supplies over, we need to begin staging them in a warehouse and will need large transportation vehicles to assist in moving these items. If today is any indication of what is to come this week, we are going to need to move fast to free up space to receive more donations this week.

Message us if you have any of the following:

Large Warehouse that you can open access for us to stage items.

Access to an airport hangar where we can sort items and get them ready to load on the planes.

Large trucks or moving trucks you are willing to use to assist in transporting or if a moving truck, even let us store on the truck until the weekend when we learn more about where and when these items can be shipped out to the Bahamas.

Thank you everyone.***

Previous updates:

Full donation list of current needs in the comments and below. We will have a graphic available to share shortly!

We will begin accepting donations tomorrow (TUESDAY September 3rd) at 8:00am. Our address is 13240 Tamiami Trail North Suite 205 Naples, FL 34110. Between 8am and 4pm this week.

We will need Rubbermaid style totes and containers with lids to organize and ship these donations.

We are looking for a few volunteers to help us accept and organize the donations, please message us to schedule shifts. Venue Naples will begin accepting donations Tuesday morning and throughout this week .***

We are turning Venue Naples into a dropoff center for donations to the Bahamas in the wake of this storm. We have secured a fleet of boats/yachts from Stokes Marine and Stilwell Enterprises Inc. , over 10 private planes to help us transport everything over once the storm passes (thank Gary Price and Preston & Bruce L Scheiner)

Jerry Nestico has volunteered to start donation pickups from your home or business this week as well. NAPLES INFINITI and Hothouse Music and Productions (Jeremy Robertson, Corey Easterbrook) have also offered to donate vehicles and trailers to help us transport it all when ready. National Chemicals Inc.. for offering to donate pallets of disinfecting cleaner concentrate (over 28,000 gallons worth!)

Many other local businesses offering remote dropoff locations to collect and transport to us in ft myers and Estero. Thank you to Clive Daniel Home, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Tacos & Tequila Cantina, The Village School, Collier County Sheriff's Office, Kava Culture Kava Bar, ARTISAN EATERY, Norman Love Confections (Daniels Pkwy Location) True Fashionistas Designer Resale, CYCLEBAR, Athleta (Waterside Shops), and Master Touch Installations Inc. offering additional dropoff locations.

Together we can make a difference. Please share this message and let’s come together to help anyone in need.

Prayers to anyone in the path of this storm. #venuenaples#prayerstothebahamas #donate #hurricanedorian #abacostrong#bahamasstrong

****Full Donation Drop Off List Venue Naples, 13240 Tamiami Trail N Suite 205 Naples, FL 34110

*Building & Construction Materials 
Rubbermaid Totes/Tubs to Place Cleaned Household Items out of the Water / Mud
Trash Bags 
Leather Work Gloves, 
Paracord Ropes

*Non Perishable Food
Boxed Milk

*Medical Needs/Personal Hygiene/Toiletries
Personal Care Kits with Toothbrushes
Feminine Hygiene Products 
First Aid Supplies 
Hand Sanitizer 
Advil, Tylenol, Motrin 
Hydrogen Peroxide

*Baby Supplies
Baby Wipes
Baby Formula

*Survival Supplies
Mosquito Nets/Bug Repellent 
Emergency/Solar Power Lamps & Lanterns
Coolers - for Ice and Medicine
Air Mattresses
Paper Supplies 
Box Fans, 
Candles and Matches 
Pet supplies and food

*Clothing in Various Sizes
Bed Sheets, Blankets,

*Cleaning Supplies
Mops, Pails, Bleach, Simple Green, Disinfectants,


***If you would rather send monetary donations, please make payable to SWFL Community Foundation and send to our address and we will be sure to get receipts to you.













Disaster Preparedness - Hurricanes / Floods

If you choose to stay while under mandatory evacuation, understand that there will be no official assistance available until wind speeds drop beneath 45 miles per hour. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below.

If your location is under a mandatory evacuation, locate a shelter and leave the area. Hurricanes are unpredictable and can increase intensity quickly. The jump from a category 3 storm to a category 4 or 5 is very possible and can be catastrophic. Evacuation maps for your area can be found online. Please heed the warnings of local authorities.

Should you choose to stay, or are unable to evacuate, understand that there will be no official assistance available until wind speeds drop beneath 45 miles per hour. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least SEVEN DAYS. To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit into easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or duffel bags.


The Basics

Things to Have On Hand:

• Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least seven days, for drinking and sanitation Food - at least a seven day supply of non-perishable food requiring minimal preparation water or cooking.

• Shelf-stable (no refrigeration necessary) canned meals, canned protein, MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), granola bars, protein bars trail mix, etc.

• Manual can opener

• Ice

• Extra batteries / external battery for cell phone

• Handwritten list of important phone numbers

• Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert

• Flashlights + lots of batteries - at least one per person including children

• Battery operated fan

• Battery operated lanterns or candles - no wax candles or propane lanterns inside the house

• Cash (small denominations)

• Credit card

• Identification for re-entry to your neighborhood

• Bleach + eyedropper or water purification tablets


Things to Do:

• Turn Freezer to highest setting

• Organize the freezer so you know where things are to minimize having the door open too long.

• Stuff every available space with water bottles to extend freezer life and cold water to drink

• Place cell phones / laptops / chargers in Ziplock bags

• Know the full address / phone number where you’re staying if not at home

• Place original records & financial documents in Ziplock bags - including all insurance documents - keep these with you at all times Place valuables in Ziplock bags - keep these with you at all times

• Fill all vehicles with gasoline and check tire pressure

• Fill coolers with ice. *Note that washing machines and dishwashers make good makeshift coolers with drainage.

• Fill Ziplock bags with water and freeze - keep in freezer

• Unplug / surge protect computers and cover electronics in water-tight plastic • • • • Remove clothing / shoes from the floors

• Secure outdoor furniture and remove debris / projectiles - if no room indoors, outdoor furniture can be stored in the pool.

• Have a family meeting and have an emergency evacuation plan

• Alert family / friends of your location

• Sign up for CODE RED

• Download the CODE RED app

• Download the suggested apps below


First Aid

Things to Have on Hand:

• First aid kit, alcohol, bandages and Super Glue

• Prescription and non-prescription medications (refill prescriptions if running low)

• Extra eyeglasses / contact lenses / solution

• Anti-bacterial hand gel

• Wipes

• Additional necessary items for the elderly and disabled

• If you are oxygen or insulin dependent, you must have a generator and enough medication for at least seven days


Things to Do

• Know your blood type - if you are RH negative and especially if you could be pregnant, write it on your arm if you don’t wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. You cannot receive RH+ blood.

• If you have a medical condition and don’t wear a Medic-Alert bracelet, write it on your arm

• Write your social security # on your arm

• If anyone in your household is in need of care that relies on electricity, PLEASE move them to a shelter or hospital. DO NOT keep them in your home

• Know where the closest set of AED (Automated External Defibrillator) paddles are located i.e.: Fire Department / School

• Download PulsePoint AED app on your smartphone to find the closest one to you. Please get familiar with this app

• Take the CPR course before hurricane season approaches



Things to Have on Hand:

• Floatation Devices - Life Jackets for each person

• Whistle or air horn to signal for help

• Spray paint to write “HELP” OR “SAFE”

• Dust mask to help filter contaminated air

• Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

• Local printed maps

• Sunblock

• Bug spray

• Fire extinguisher


Things to Do:

• Tape emergency phone numbers and Emergency Alert System call letters to your refrigerator / TV / radio - save them to your phone

• Download suggested apps below to your Smartphone

• Secure safe shelter and seek higher ground.

• If a mandatory evacuation is issued, PLEASE follow the instructions of authorities and leave.

• Do not seek shelter inside of stairwells in high rise buildings


Hygiene / Sanitation

Things to Have on Hand:

• Moist towelettes or baby wipes

• Garbage bags and plastic ties

• Large Ziplock bags

• Pitcher to use to flush toilets (or gallon jugs)

• Anti-bacterial hand gel

• Toilet paper

• 5-gallon bucket with lid

• Feminine hygiene items

• Adult diapers

• Disinfectant wipes

• Paper plates, towels and utensils


Things to Do:

• Fill bathtub with water to flush toilets



Things to Have on Hand:

• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

• Plywood to cover windows if you don’t have shutters

• Hammer drill

• TapCons

• Duct Tape

• Plastic sheeting

• Sandbags to place in front of doors in flood zones and to hold down tarps

• Large and medium sized tarps or 8mil contractor plastic sheeting

• Utility knife with extra blades

• Shovel

• Broom

• Squeegee


Things to Do:

Place an extra set of keys in waterproof container


Babies / Children - Keeping small children in an area under mandatory evacuation or a potential storm surge zone is very dangerous. DO NOT DO IT.

Things to Have on Hand:

• Diapers

• Wipes

• Diaper rash cream

• Powdered baby formula

• Extra bottled water

• Baby food Snacks

• Games / toys / books

• Comfort / care items

• Juice boxes

• Life jackets for every child


Things to Do:

• Secure a safe area for children. Preferably one that is category 5 sound, tornado-proof and above 10-15ft storm surge level.

• Bring coloring books, games, puzzles and comfort items

• Teach children about storm safety and how to ‘Shelter in Place’

• Instruct children about a sound evacuation plan

• Ensure children know their parents phone number and how to dial 911

• Create a meeting place if you are separated

• Get CPR certified

• Alert family / friends about current location and alternate location

• Clothing / Bedding


Things to Have on Hand:

• 2-3 complete changes of clothing per person in ZiplocK bags

• 7 pair of undergarments in ZiplocK bags

• Sturdy (waterproof if possible) footwear

• Sleeping bag (or 2 blankets) per person

• Pillows


Pets / Livestock

Things to Have on Hand:

• Water

• Food

• Medication

• Medical records

• Bedding

• One crate per animal

• Floatation devices for each animal

• Toys

• Collars with updated info + contact information


Things to Do:

• If you have multiple and/or exotic pets or if your pet will be difficult to transport in case of emergency PLEASE make arrangements for them ahead of time and DO NOT keep them in the house with you.

• Ensure that each animal is up to date on shots and keep medical records with you • Take pictures of your pets

• Make sure that each animal has owner contact information on their collar or is chipped.

• If you are unable to house horses, cows and other livestock in the case of immediate danger in the state of Florida, please contact Florida Agricultural Center & Horse Park and make reservations by calling 352-307-6699. Also, visit to find an online database of locations and facilities for the temporary relocation of horses. Check your state if not a Florida resident.

• Register your pet for shelter. DAS opens pre-registration for the shelter at the start of hurricane season every year, and it suspends it once a hurricane warning has been issued. Pet owners can register at DAS, 7610 Davis Blvd., East Naples, or online at For information, call 239-252-7387 (PETS) Check your community if not a Florida resident.

• Make a list of pet-friendly hotels by visiting or • Feral cat colonies should be left alone, according to a blog post from the Humane Society of Naples. Feral cats are adept at protecting themselves during a storm by following their instincts to seek shelter and higher ground


Survival Tools and Equipment

Things to Have on Hand:

• Generator

• Gasoline

• Propane

• BBQ grill + charcoal or camping stove

• Canoe / kayak / paddles

• Small boat

• Air boat

• Jet ski

• Coolers

• Lanterns

• Lighters

• Utility knife

• Machete

• Ax

• Chain saw with gas/oil mix


• Satellite Phone

• Flares


Things to Do:

• If you are staying off-grid, please let someone know your address / mile marker

• DO NOT store gasoline inside your home or garage. Place it outside, away from the sun. Use a rope to tie the storage containers together and secure them.


Other Items

Games, books, magazines, puzzles


Helpful Websites / Contact Information

Emergency Phone Numbers

Police / Fire / Ambulance 911 Big

Cypress National Preserve Emergency Dispatch 1-844-677-0911

Disaster Assistance FEMA English / Spanish Region IV (770) 220.5220 #1 Salvation Army (239) 775.9447

American Red Cross (954) 596.6868

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Marco (239) 394.1646 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Hurricane Center

Marco Island Boat US (800) 391.4869

Boil Water Notices City of Marco Island Twitter @CityofMarcoISL (239) 389-5000

Dry Flood proofing

Emergency Permitting

Fire Chief, Michael Murphy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marco Island CodeRed

Marco Island Fire Rescue - Non-Emergency 239-389-5047 Twitter @MarcoIslandFire Marco

Marco Patriots Facebook Marco Patriots Zello Channel

Marco Urgent Care (239) 624-8540

Physicians Regional (239) 354-6501

Police: (239) 389-5050 Non-Emergency

Tracy Frazzano, Chief of Police, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Baer, Administrative Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rich Stoltenborg, Operations Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Report A Power Outage - LCEC (800) 599-2356 or (239) 656-2300

Report A Water Or Sewer Main Break (239) 394-3168

SeaTow (800) 4- SEATOW Secure Your Boat page 12

Storm Surge Map page 3

Teco Gas (239) 690.5508

US Coast Guard Auxiliary - Marco (239) 641.1179