St. Matthew’s House continues to meet growing food insecurity in SWFL

Not knowing where their next meals will come from, many families in our region are now turning to a food drive for help. Cars lined up at St. Matthew’s House in Collier County this Thursday for assistance. And we spoke with a family who says they don’t know where they’d be without the help. People […]

Corkscrew Middle students donate masks to Golisano Children’s Hospital

Students at Corkscrew Middle School wanted to brighten the day of kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital by making something handmade just for them. The students wanted to donate sensory books and emergency kits, but they had to adapt because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Sadly because of the pandemic we couldn’t give them our original gift,” […]

Sanibel celebrates 100-year-old woman who helped shape community

“They called me the ‘hot dog lady’” said Doris Southerton. Tuesday, she celebrated 100 years of life. “Oh, I have a lot of friends,” she said. “I met so many people.” One hundred years of friends and the family she grew with her great love, Chic. “He was my boyfriend and then we eventually got […]

SWFL veteran, retired police officer gets 90th birthday parade

Wednesday is a special day for a veteran and retired police officer. Neighbors, friends and the sheriff’s office drove by to wish him a happy 90th birthday. The SWFL vet has live a long life and witnessed many things but says the pandemic is the worst experience he’s ever lived through. Ernest Fiore may have […]

Storm Smart donating hurricane protection systems to nurses

Fort Myers-based Storm Smart said it will donate a whole-home hurricane protection system to a Southwest Florida nurse each month this summer. “In honor of National Nurses Day, providing these state-of-the-art systems to nurses is Storm Smart’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for the resilience, courage and tireless efforts of nurses across the region,” the […]

Veterans helping veterans in Fort Myers

Veterans are helping veterans with a food and supply drive at a Fort Myers warehouse. “Today, Hearts and Homes is opening up to our homeless and low-income veterans,” said Don Payton, founder and president of Hearts and Homes for Veterans. “I was in Vietnam back in 1969 … so I started this because I didn’t […]

Nonprofit makes special Mother’s Day deliveries in SWFL

She may not look like your typical angel. But, on Mother’s Day, she is. For a Collier County family, a woman and her nonprofit brought more than smiles during the holiday weekend. They are helping them out when luck seems to be drying up during the coronavirus pandemic. We had the privilege of tagging along […]

Church group helps feed food insecure communities in SWFL

We’ve seen the long lines of people all across Southwest Florida waiting for meals while they experience food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a group is hitting the streets to help get groceries into the hands of those who can’t wait in those lines. Every weekend, they make sure people have food to sustain […]