Posted: October 7, 2022
Luminary Hotel & Co. joining with community partners to offer meals and more to those affected by Hurricane Ian
Luminary Hotel & Co., located in Downtown Fort Myers, and its community sponsors and partners: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida; iHeart Radio; Cheney Brothers, Inc.; Food Sales East; Coca-Cola Beverages Florida; Minnesota Twins; Fort Myers Mighty Mussels; Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company; Flying Eagle Kombucha
Luminary Hotel & Co. will be hosting a Downtown Community Rally & BBQ tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 12, from noon to 4 p.m., bringing the community together with resources, food, games, and opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The rain or shine event will take place at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, where families can enjoy a hot BBQ meal sponsored by Cheney Brothers, Inc.; wiffle ball with the Minnesota Twins; meet and greet with players from the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels; and music provided by iHeart Radio. The public can also engage with several community nonprofit organizations that will be offering information on services, resources and other opportunities for those in need. FEMA representatives will also be on hand to assist with claims and help with additional resources. Cases of drinking water and tarps will be distributed while supplies last.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida will be distributing food kits to the community with a mix of shelf-stable dry goods (canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned tuna or chicken, pasta, rice, etc.) that have approximately 15-20 pounds of food in each kit while supplies last.
“This rally will facilitate the distribution of food and other resources, but it will also be a welcome break for so many who’ve been working nonstop in the recovery effort,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “Even in the face of such overwhelming loss, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the indomitable spirit of this community.”
Later that evening, Luminary will also be hosting a “Raise The Roof for Hurricane Ian” night at Beacon Social Drinkery from 4 to 10 p.m., where 100% of all sales from the night will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida in support of those impacted by the storm.
Those unable to attend the event can still give by donating directly to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida and the Dr. Piper Foundation.
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Community Rally & BBQ at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater – 12 to 4 p.m.
Raise the Roof for Hurricane Ian Relief at Beacon Social Drinkery – 4 to 10 p.m.
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
2101 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(Across from the Caloosa Sound Convention Center, downtown Fort Myers)
For more information on the Community Rally & BBQ and Raise the Roof at Beacon Social Drinkery, visit the hotel’s event page at LuminaryHotel.com/events.
Kelly Prieto, APR
Hayworth Public Relations