11/16/2022 9:52:00 AM Three groups rally to make a big difference after Ian
After Hurricane Ian, the efforts of three different organizations were coordinated quickly to bring Hurricane Ian Relief to Charlotte County and beyond. The Englewood Lions Club and members of the General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) Rotonda West Woman’s Club and their affiliate, GFWC Tampa, responded to the need. When Charlotte County GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club received a call from GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club to ask what they needed for Hurricane Relief, within three days they received a super-sized van and a loaded 26-foot U-Haul Truck at the Englewood Lions Club where non-perishable food, water, baby supplies, pet food and clothing were unloaded and sorted. Friday morning, October 14th, the truck arrived at the Englewood Lions Club where President Dave Goll with Lion members Gary Nieskes, Bob Baran, and Dave Baran assisted 23 GFWC members from Tampa, Lutz Land O Lakes, Port Charlotte, and Rotonda West Woman’s Clubs unload the truck and reload vans for distribution for St. David’s Jubilee Center, St. Francis Food Ministry, Englewood Helping Hand, Project Phoenix, and the Homeless Coalition. Special thanks from GFWC members go to the Englewood Lions Club for providing the collection and distribution point and for adding their kindness and muscle on behalf of the GFWC Superwomen and their trucks.