On any given night in Lee County, there are approximately 3,000 people without a place to call a home. To help raise awareness and funds to end homelessness, the Lee County Homeless Coalition invites the community to join them on Nov. 2 at their Roaring Twenties-themed ninth annual dinner and silent auction. The event features live entertainment sponsored and provided by the Rockers and will be held at the Colonial Country Club located at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 for coalition members and $50 for non-members.
“The Coalition wishes to thank the Aubuchon Family Fund and the Bireley Family Foundation for their generosity for being our Gold Sponsors,” said executive director, Janet Bartos, Lee County Homeless Coalition. “Also, we wish to thank the Colonial Country Club and Matlacha-Cottages for their contributions to the success of our event. We anticipate this to be a sold out event, at present over 200 tickets have been sold.”
A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Bob Janes Triage Center, a place for individuals who are at risk of committing minor non-violent crimes, and those who suffer from a behavioral health crisis.
The event will feature special guest speaker Casey Jones, survivor of Flight 1549, the plane that landed safely in the Hudson River. Jones will share his story of the amazing event and how his faith kept him afloat as God worked around him.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies is Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass. For tickets, or to donate to the Lee County Homeless Coalition, visit www.leehomeless.org or call 239-322-6600.
The Lee County Homeless Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness. The Coalition’s mission is to advocate, educate and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning, and implementing solutions.
To participate in the event or learn more about how you can help join the fight against homelessness, contact Janet Bartos at 239-322-6600. For more information on the Lee County Homeless Coalition, visit www.leehomeless.org.