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TEAM Punta Gorda is a volunteer driven organization committed to making the greater Punta Gorda area a great place to live, work, and play. Originally created after the devastation caused by Hurricane Charley in 2004, TEAM volunteers focus on a wide variety of projects to enhance our friendly, quaint, historic waterside community. For more history of TEAM, click here .
New Loaner Bikes Arrive
“We are excited about our new yellow bikes,” said Nancy Johnson, TEAM Punta Gorda CEO. “The bikes are very popular, which means some of the existing ones are starting to show their age.”

ACME Bicycle Shop in Punta Gorda facilitates the purchase of new bicycles and works with TEAM volunteers to maintain them. The bikes are in service at Laishley Marina and Fisherman’s Village. A portion of the proceeds from TEAM’s annual bicycle tour, Pedal and Play in Paradise, were used to make the purchase. 

Accepting Bicycles at Fishermen’s Village are (left to right): TEAM Board Member Bill Wood, Harbor Master Ron Schebil, ACME Bicycle owner Karen Freeman, Bike Loaner Program Chair John Baird, and committee member Gary Skillicorn
TEAM Donates Retired Bicycles
to St. Vincent de Paul
By Lew Morrissey
TEAM Punta Gorda has donated 11 bicycles to St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, in Punta Gorda for distribution to the needy in Charlotte County.

The used bicycles were part of TEAM’s yellow loaner bicycle fleet. They were recently replaced by 20 new yellow bikes. 

Victor Mauro, St. Vincent volunteer (left), and John Baird, chair of TEAM’s Bicycle Loaner Committee, stand behind St. Vincent’s distribution center on Airport Road with some of the donated bikes. 
We’re Gearing Up for Fall Projects
By Nancy Johnson, CEO
After a lazy summer, TEAM Punta Gorda is back to work again! It’s all about collaboration with our many great partners as we continue with projects in the works.

Our Community Garden at the History Park is greening up, thanks to the City’s Public Works Department. Despite the rain and soggy ground, they installed 10 new raised wooden beds, complete with irrigation and filled with soil. These beds were built last spring by our small army of tool-welding volunteers. Punta Gorda City Council has swapped lots with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, providing the City with a needed drainage site and Habitat with a buildable lot for our January TEAM builds project.

Another innovative collaborative project was proposed to us by the Punta Gorda Civic Association to which we enthusiastically signed on.

Learn more about our upcoming events and projects here .
October Kickoff TEAM Mixer
On Wednesday, October 24, would you enjoy spending some time with TEAM Punta Gorda volunteers and members? Would you like to learn about our organization? Click Here
Coastal Cleanup Preparations
TEAM Punta Gorda's Maritime Committee members participated in microplastics training for volunteers to collect water and sand samples during Coastal Cleanup Day. T he Maritime Committee has committed to ongoing monthly water and shoreline sample collection and testing. Read More
TEAM Effort on Day of Caring
Board member Bill Wood recruited a hard-working crew of TEAM Punta Gorda volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring on September 19. They lightly landscaped and spread mulch around the Homeless Coalition shelter and restored an overgrown playground.
TEAM Builds and Paints
Exciting news! TEAM Punta Gorda has partnered with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity to begin construction on a new home in January 2019. This will be the second collaborative effort in home building for a worthy family.

TEAM and Habitat also collaborate on an annual outreach event, Paint Your Heart Out Punta Gorda, slated for its sixth year in February 2019. More information in our November issue on how you can become involved.
November Paddle Punta Gorda
Save Saturday, November 17, on your calendar for a great paddling event that includes a choice of 7 kayak trails guided by naturalists, an after-paddle party,
TEAM's Wonderful Platinum Sponsors

Please recognize and support TEAM Punta Gorda's fabulous Platinum " Continue the Journey " Sponsors. We appreciate each of them!
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