The LoCastro Report
Third Edition
October 16, 2019
Greetings!

We’ve had another busy week on the campaign trail focusing on important issues with long-term impact for our community!

Earlier in the week, I attended the “ Meet Your City Officials ” breakfast in Marco Island where City Council, Police and Fire leaders, and the Marco Island city team gathered. I encourage you to get to know your city officials and see the work they are doing in our community and find out how you can get involved.
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I also got to sit down with Dale Mullins , President of the Wounded Warriors of Collier County. Dale and I have worked together on various veteran initiatives over the years, and I am looking forward to emceeing a special event benefiting Dale’s organization. I hope you will join us on October 24th at the Naples Hilton for “ Party with a Purpose ,” a fun dinner event hosted by my friends Barbara and Daniel Melvin . It is sure to be an exciting evening helping to end veteran homelessness in Collier County. See their website for more details: www.thepartywithapurposefoundation.org

The Wounded Warriors of Collier County works tirelessly for the needs of our local Post 9-11 Veterans. One of newest initiatives is the acquisition of a 5-bedroom house to provide transitional housing for veterans, the first of its kind in the area. I am excited to see the impact this has for our community and our veterans.
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Last Friday was a busy day that started by meeting with some amazing business owners, Larry Falisi and Peter Falisi of Two Guys Kitchen & Catering and Blanca Vasquez of Café Savanna. These family businesses are growing, and I know they will have much success! Make sure you check them out. 
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Thankful for the Women’s Republican Club of Naples for inviting me to another energetic lunch meeting. I always enjoy getting updated on what Mary Waller , President, and her members are actively working on.
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Friday ended with a visit to a new substance-abuse campus in Fort Myers. As we work on mental and behavioral health within our community, I am always interested in keeping an eye out for successes others are having and learning how we can incorporate good ideas for Collier County. I was extremely impressed with the mission of the Celadon Recovery Campus in Fort Myers and their soon-to-open 52 bed inpatient campus. Grateful for Mollie Therese Martin and her team for the work they do and for engaging with me on these issues. I know together we can connect the dots of needs for those struggling.
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We wrapped up the week with an amazing Sunday! I was honored to join Michael Richards for “ Sunday Bread Run ,” picking up bread from multiple donors and delivering to those in need. Grateful to Allyson Richards who leads the organization of food runs every day in our community. An excellent reminder that generous, servant-hearted citizens and business can make a difference!
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Later I attended the Marco Patriots “ Sunday Funday FUNdraiser " at Crabby Lady. The Marco Patriots do so much to support our community, especially during Hurricane Irma and are now also helping in the Bahamas. Many valuable discussions were had concerning our county and what we can be doing to make it the best it can be! 
We are only just beginning and hope you will join our campaign!

Every investment makes a difference, and I’m so grateful for all who are joining us in this endeavor to keep Collier County moving forward. You may make an investment quickly and safely online by clicking the button to visit our website below.
Please don't hesitate to be in touch with me. Your input and feedback are so important to me. Thanks so much for your friendship and support!

Rick

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Paid by Rick LoCastro, Republican, for Collier County Commissioner