Families will be cleaning up for weeks after an EF2 tornado tore through Iona on Sunday, and the effort to get people back to normal has been with neighbors helping neighbors as people rebuild homes doors and their lives. Fortunately, they won’t have to worry about clothes or food, thanks to the church right across the street.
Congregation and pastor of First United Methodist Church at 15690 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers fed tornado victims and also provided them with clothing. Pastor Dennis Lewis said they also provided shelter to some of the victims after the storm.
“We had people who were part of the church who joined and wanted to help, call us, email us,” Lewis said. “You know what we can do? We now have a long list of volunteers looking to help. We actually have a wardrobe on the premises where people can come pick up clothes if they need it. “
One closet volunteer said each person can pick up about four outfits per person. Lewis said the church will also assist as it rebuilds, and people have donated money to those efforts.
“We have our disaster recovery team coming in; headquarters in Lakeland and they came here to work with the Red Cross and whoever else was there to coordinate the effort and to see how we could help,” Lewis said. “We will assist in terms of rebuilding; We have some people who have also given money for that. A lot of things are happening. ”
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