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Matlacha Hookers help after Hurricane Ian

Posted at 7:10 AM, Jan 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-10 12:19:51-05

ST. JAMES CITY, Fla. — A special group of women is back at it again on Tuesday morning working to help their community.

They've been giving back for decades and since Hurricane Ian devastated Pine Island they've helped so many people, but the clean up process is nowhere near finished.

That's why the Matlacha Hookers are out cleaning up York Road in St. James City picking up nails and screws on the road. This is just a tiny part of what they've been doing to help their community.

Immediately after the storm hit, they worked to get a barge to bring gas out to people stranded because the bridge to Matlacha had collapsed. Some of the members have physically walked generators down impassable roads to get them to senior citizens that needed help, and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

This group was formed back in 1998 and currently has around 200 members and they'd love to have more. If you want to learn more about the Matlacha Hookers and the work they do, Click Here.

If you need help with Hurricane Ian clean up or building supplies you can contact them here.

To donate to the Matlacha Hookers you can head to their GoFundMe Page.