In their latest piece for The Laker/Lutz News, staff writer Mike Camunas reports on Floridians local to the Laker/Lutz coverage zone pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Ian. After the disaster that decimated the towns of Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel and other communities on Sept. 28, citizens from across Pasco County sprang into action donating what they could and volunteering wherever they were needed.
“I couldn’t sit back and watch — I had to help!” Wesley Chapel resident Esmeralda Morales said. “I’m new to Florida, I’ve been here for two years, and helping folks is my passion. I’ve never been down to Fort Myers and don’t know anyone there, but I know when other humans need my help.”