While there may have been a shortage of water, plywood, and gas during preparations for Hurricane Irma, there was an abundance of compassion and support between TPFers during this anxious time.
Several text messaging groups led by Debra Jacobs were much appreciated as TPFers reported about safety, damages, extra supplies, and electricity updates.
- "While we may not have power, thankfully we are filled with positive energy from others."
From TPFers sharing their homes and resources with one another, to one taking in animals and creating their own Irma zoo: 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 bird, the LUV was flowing!
At the end of the day, Sarasota was left relatively unscathed in terms of physical damage, but the impact of disruption to families, organizations, and community continues to play out.
Next steps for TPF -- work with partners to find out where the gaps are and fill them.