Beach Baptist and the Rotary are teaming up to give away drywall to Fort Myers Beach residents on March 14th. The goal is to hand out 6,000 sheets of drywall. There is also a GoFundMe set up to raise funds to purchase the needed drywall.
Beach Baptist pastor Shawn Critser tells us that the cost for 6,000 sheets of drywall is about $100,000.Here’s more from Pastor Shawn…
The Dollar for Drywall Mission.
Imagine the Unimaginable, this is what victims of Hurricane Ian are faced with daily since September 28, 2022. Imagine living in your home with only tarps covering your walls, using public showers and baths 5 months after the devastation. Or others living in tents and trailers on their properties while waiting for financial insurance claims to begin the rebuild. Some have the luxury of running generators for power. Others have started the rebuild and many others are waiting for insurance and or FEMA dollars to finalize so they may rebuild.
Beach Baptist Church and the Fort Myers Rotary Club are fundraising to serve the community of Fort Myers Beach by distributing 6,000 sheets of drywall with drywall screws, tape and mud to island residents impacted by Hurricane Ian.
On March 14, 2023, these 2 Organizations will Hand out 25 sheets to each Household. 25 sheets of drywall will help a family build a room wall to the ceiling so they have at least one secured and covered space to stay.
We’re hoping that any person who comes across the fundraiser will donate just $1 to our cause and help restore and rebuild Fort Myers Beach one home at a time. Your generous donations will provide relief for 240 homeowners on Fort Myers Beach. I
With Love and in His name,
Pastor Shawn and Pastor Mallie
Beach Baptist Church
In order to get the free drywall, you must show a valid Fort Myers Beach drivers license. Each household will be given 25 sheets plus mud, tape and screws. This is a first-come, first-serve situation so you may want to arrive early if possible. The giveaway begins at 9AM.
Last month 2,500 sheets were given away at the church, however, several families had to be turned away when the supply ran out. Also, this time around, according to Critser, the Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to help with the traffic.