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September 15, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida seeks financial help for repairs, family assistance

Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida suffered considerable damage during Hurricane Irma and needs to raise $50,000 immediately for repairs and to further assist families affected by the storm.

The chabad sign, landscaping and trees on the grounds were destroyed, according to officials, as well as the school playground, which needs to be repaired so the school can reopen.

Those wishing to assist can send donations, which are tax deductible, to:

Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Floria

Att: Hurricane Irma Emergency Fund

5620 Winkler Road

Fort Myers, FL 33919

You can also donate online at

For more information, call 239-433-7708 or fax 888-768-2921 or email

Inaugural Six Wags Over Fort Myers Pet Carnival postponed

The first Six Wags Over Fort Myers Pet Carnival, scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 16, at Iona-Hope Episcopal Church, 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

Officials indicate that updates on the event will be provided at a later date.

For additional information about the information, email or visit or

Family Empowerment Forum Tuesday at Life Church Fort Myers

CTN Television Southwest Florida General Manager Paul Lodato has announced a special Family Empowerment Forum to be held at Life Church Fort Myers Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.

"The increased rate of teen suicide and other dangers posed to our children through the Internet and social media require that parents be informed and equipped to deal with this epidemic in Southwest Florida and America," Lodato said.

The evening will begin with opening remarks by Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson Jr. Host pastor Ryan Deaton of Life Church will introduce the forum panel of six local professionals: Ward 1 Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown, school counselor Heidi Durst, youth pastor Will Hutcherson of Next Level Church, child therapist Kathryn Ramtahal, Fort Myers Police Capt Jay Rodriguez and licensed Naples mental health professional Elizabeth Steinmann, who has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, and brings years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults.

Following a discussion of the issues facing teens and their families, the panel will take questions from the audience.

This free forum is open to the public; registration is not required.

Life Church is located at 11735 Plantation Road in Fort Myers. More information can be found at or by calling 239-939-5433.

St. Andrew Catholic School to hold first-ever 5K run Oct. 27

St. Andrew Catholic School will hold its first-ever 5K run on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 a.m., at Jaycee Park, at 4125 S.E. 20th Place, in Cape Coral. All proceeds from the rum will be used to build a new playground at the school.

For additional information, visit or stop in the Run Shoppe at 1407 Cape Coral Parkway, East, Cape Coral, for registration forms and more information.

St. Andrew Catholic School is located next to St. Andrew Catholic Church at 1509 S.E. 27th St., at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard, in Cape Coral.

For more information, call 239-772-3922.



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