Governor Scott Visits Marco

Marco Island Strong

Published Friday, September 22, 2017
Dear members and friends,
Slowly but sure, we are slowly getting our island back from Irma.
Stay strong,
Dave Rice, President
Caxambas Republican Club

Governor Scott visited with members of the Family Church on Winterberry and met with church leaders along with a large number of volunteers.
Jennifer and Chuck Ludwigsen with Governor Scott.  As both a volunteer MIPD Officer and a Family Church member, Chuck was the liaison between the Marco Island Police Department and the Family Church, and led the effort to support the groups of first responders to the island.  The Family Church volunteers were assisted by the City of Marco Island and many local Organizations. Together they served almost 450 meals three times a day following the direct hit of Hurricane Irma.
Governor Scott visits with Family Church leaders (l-r) Chuck Ludwigsen, Casey Nowlin and Fred Krauss.
Lee Ross of Marco Island’s Parks & Recreation Department bringing in grilled hamburgers on an evening shift at the Family Church.
First responders taking a break and enjoying meals served at the Family Church.
A large contingency from Alabama at their staging area at the Publix’s parking lot ready to “turn the lights back on” to residents of Marco Island. 
High up with the palm fronds this group from Wisconsin were directed from Punta Gorda to Marco Island to assist with the island’s electrical hook-ups. 
Our heartfelt thank you to all the members of MIPD and Fire Rescue, Marco Island City Staff; crews from Jupiter, Cajun Navy, Forestry Service and as many as 500 electrical crews from Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, the National Guard and more – we thank you all!
The Florida Department of Health has given Collier County beaches the all-clear for bacteria.  It is now safe to swim Marco’s beaches.  Residents Beach members are happy to be back on their usual morning beach routine.
Tigertail Beach lagoon is looking better each day!