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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:59

The Beach Taking Care of Its Own Featured

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As it is throughout the country, many employees on Fort Myers Beach are without jobs, without pay and without unemployment benefits. Many are struggling to feed and shelter their loved ones.

We were notified by a local telling me of a great human interest story that should be shared! So I reached out to Fresh Catch Bistro manager, Jerry Nolan to find out more info.

It seems that one of Fort Myers Beach’s own, some say .... a good Samaritan, others.... a guardian angel, but truly just a regular guy who wanted to help,   Mr. Chuck Bodenhafer, called  Jerry at the Fresh Catch and asked him "is anyone doing anything for Fresh Catch Employees ? "

After finding out that very little is being done for any establishments employees, Chuck stepped up and purchased (30) $50 gift cards from  Publix and donated them to the employees of Fresh Catch to try and help them out during these tough times.

These gift cards were given to bussers, dishwashers, bartenders, servers, hostesses, expos and raw bar personnel with great appreciation from one and all.

Nolan told me "(It's) Very rare someone steps up unsolicitated.  I am glad to share this story in hope it inspires others who have the means, to help out other restaurant and hotel employees who are struggling in these challenging times".

And so we are happy to share this touching story with you because "feel good stories" are too few and far between and to say....... we are proud of our little Island's local ...... with a big heart... !

Jerry added one thing!.... "On behalf of Fresh Catch Bistro’s employees, "Chuck, we all thank you and will not forget your kindness and unselfishness".

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