Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, helped make the Thanksgiving holiday brighter by distributing Thanksgiving meals and supplies to over 100 local families recovering from Hurricane Ian.
The nonprofit rallied community partners and dozens of volunteers to go door-to-door in communities highly impacted by the storm to deliver meals and supplies to families that the organization has connected with through Hurricane Ian outreach.
On Pine Island, Better Together partnered with City First Church to deliver more than 50 turkey dinners to families at The Palms at Pine Island mobile home community on Pine Island.
In North Fort Myers, Better Together worked with Truist and Aramark to provide 50 families with Thanksgiving dinners, complete with pumpkin pie and lemonade.
The nonprofit also joined forces with Integrity Employee Leasing, Finnegan’s Grille & Pub and the Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte Sunrise to provide over 20 Thanksgiving meals to families in Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties.
“Despite losing everything, or nearly so, the families in these communities tell us how grateful they are for our continued support. The presence of our volunteers in their community and door-to-door outreach continues to give them hope,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “We’re grateful for all who came together to give these families a sense of normalcy that will help make the Thanksgiving holiday a bit brighter.”
To learn more about Better Together and its mission, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.
ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER
Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.