As our Collier County community continues to recover following the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, Physicians Regional Healthcare System is giving back to the community with donations to the Greater Marco Family YMCA and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Each organization received $25,000 from Physicians Regional yesterday.
“We are so grateful for our continued partnership with Physicians Regional, this generous gift will make an impact in our families’ lives who are still in need in our Everglades City, East Naples, Goodland and Marco communities,” says Cindy Love-Abounader, CEO of the Greater Marco Family YMCA. “We couldn’t do the work we are doing without the help of the $25,000 gift that will directly go to our families who need assistance now. On behalf of the board and staff of the Greater Marco Family YMCA we thank Physicians Regional for your partnership and commitment to our community.”The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has provided food to area residents following the storm. As they look to restock their pantry shelves, especially with the holiday season fast approaching, this donation will go a long way to helping area residents in need of food. “We are very grateful for the generous donation from Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Our needs are particularly acute right now, when so many are still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Physicians Regional’s support will help us serve many more residents of Collier County who need our help,” said Richard LeBer, President and CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. “Using the Food Bank’s network of food donors, we expect to convert this donation to about $200,000 worth of food –or about 100,000 full meals –for hungry residents of Collier County.”
“We are so pleased that we are able to make sizeable donations to these two great organizations. We know that these dollars will help Collier County residents who are in need following Hurricane Irma,” said Scott Lowe, Market CEO for Physicians Regional. “As a Marco Island resident, I know first-hand the great work that the Marco Island YMCA does for our community. I am also so thankful that the Harry Chapin Food Bank helps those in need of food and supplies in Collier County.”