MATLACHA, Fla — Two families on Pine Island who lost their homes during Hurricane Ian now have travel trailers from Indiana to call home as they rebuild their lives.
Like many areas in southwest Florida, neighborhoods in Matlacha and Pine Island were severely damaged from Hurricane Ian. After seeing the devastation, resident Jim Bergan started to think about ways to get the community temporary housing so they could start to rebuild their lives.
“Called our good friends Doug and Mary Minix up in Middlebury, Indiana,” said Bergan. “Mary walked into the office of Don Clark, the president of Grand Design, and said we need to help these people, somehow, someway.”
Grand Design then jumped into action, sending travel trailers full of supplies donated from Fellowship Church in Indiana and drove them down to Southwest Florida. Bergan hopes that these trailers will give these families…