Friday, October 15, 2010

2nd Annual 10K Race for FISH

2nd Annual Sanibel 10K Race 4 FISH
Saturday October 16, 2010Introduction Friends In Service Here (FISH) is the leading non-profit, non-sectarian, human services organization focused on “neighbors helping neighbors” on Sanibel and Captiva. The 10K Race 4 FISH on October 16th is our key fundraising event for 2010. The race will be held on Sanibel and is run in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club. We are expecting over 500 runners this year, most of the runners will be from South West Florida, including a significant number of Sanibel and Captiva residents who will be taking part. We have even had some early entries from as far away as Indiana!
We serve over 900 clients on Sanibel and Captiva, and in 2009 with our 195 FISH volunteers we delivered the following services:
Provided 9,475 miles of transportation on 304 medical related appointments
Delivered 1,906 hot meals to the housebound or those living alone
Provided 237 pieces of medical equipment
Collected and distributed 31,574 lbs of food from our Food Pantry to 60 families
Provided $74,025 of emergency financial assistance to 75 families/ individuals
Made 699 daily reassurance phone calls with investigative follow up if no answer
Made 225 client visits for those housebound needing interactive conversation
Encouraged 320 participants to come to our monthly ‘Friendly Faces Luncheon’
Helped 552 walk in clients at the Walk-In-Center
Provided 56 holiday meals
Helped 17 young people with Youth Scholarships, including lunch.