Fish Tales and Valued Partners pages have been updated for 2013. Check them out!
Girl Scout Troop 102 contributes to FISH check the photo gallery for pics.
Our President, Dianne Higgins has been awarded
the Al Mills "Citizen of the Island" Award for 2013 by the Greater Pine
Island Chamber of Commerce.
Dianne with the Award Chamber President Steve Timcak,
Chamber Director Jennifer Jennings
and Dianne Higgins.
The award was
presented at the Chamber's annual dinner meeting this past Monday
January 28th. The Al Mills Award is presented to one individual or
organization each year to recognize dedication and
commitment to Island residents and the business community. Dianne joins Peg Harmon as the 2nd FISH volunteer to receive the Al Mills Award. Peg received the Award in 2004.
Pine Island FISH (Fellow Islanders Sending
Help) is in need of volunteer drivers for nonemergency week day transportation to medical facilities, the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, etc. for individuals with no other access to transportation.
Volunteers can choose the day or days they
would like to drive. Also – FISH needs telephone
volunteers. These volunteers retrieve messages for the FISH answering machine and arrange assistance for the requests from callers. Telephone duty is one day each week for one month (week days only). To volunteer, call
See Calendar tab for 2013 meeting schedule.
Back again in 2012. On Friday December 14th at the United Methodist Church an early Santa in the person of Captain Frank Donaldson of the St. James City Boat Club presented a $1000 donation to FISH President Dianne Higgins. It was perfect timing as FISH elves had gathered to wrap gifts for 243 youngsters on Pine Island. This will make the Holiday season a tad merrier for more than one hundred families in our community. The Boat Club gave up 50 -50 drawings at meetings and just collected the money instead to pass along to FISH.
Saint James City Boat Club presents $1000 to FISH
L to R Capt. Frank Donaldson, FISH President Dianne Higgins,FISH volunteers Carol Lutz and Mary Jo Roane
We are here to help.
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FISH Volunteers are neighbors helping neighbors in our
When you need help, call our FISH line at:
It will put you in touch with our answering service and a FISH volunteer who wants to help.
You can help FISH
Click on this link for our contribution form.
We offer assistance with the following:
transportation: to medical
facilities, grocery store, pharmacy, bank, etc. to individuals with no
other access to transportation.
Mobility Equipment to lend: Wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
Special Needs: emergency assistance for rent, utilities, medical, etc.
Respite: Relief to non-paid, primary caregivers for approximately 4 hours, once a week.
In-Touch: Contact with homebound individuals either by phone or home visits.
Lead Agency in the
Mobility Equipment to lend:
Contact our volunteer for availability &
v Transport/companion chairs
v Standard walkers, with/without 4 wheels
v Three wheeled walkers
v Four wheeled walkers
v Canes, regular & four prong
v “Potty” chairs
v Toilet extenders
v Peddle type leg/knee exercisers
v Bed rails
v Bath/shower stools with/without backs
v Portable bed tables
v Hand rails/holds that mount on bathtubs
There is never a charge for any FISH Service.
FISH is funded solely by donations.
All calls are held in strictest confidence.
donations are needed to
continue the services offered by FISH.
are interested in becoming a FISH volunteer, call 283-4442, or attend
one of our meetings held on the first Thursday of each month.
3:00 P.M. at