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FISH families given colorful raincoats

By Staff | Sep 5, 2013

Jordan McKee, Darren "DJ" Jenkins and Jessica McKee show off the new colorful raincoats donated to FISH by Andrea Miller Foundation.

The summer of 2013 has been quite a rainmaker for Southwest Florida, and everyone has taken notice. The Andrea Miller Foundation (AMF) has been watching the weather and has graciously provided F.I.S.H. of Sanibel families with more than 25 children’s raincoats.

AMF is a non-profit charitable organization in Excelsior, Minn., that provides support and services to orphans and needy children throughout the world.

The AMF-FISH relationship developed in 2010 when Andrea Miller, a brain cancer survivor and founder of AMF, read an article about FISH and the services they provide to island families. Andrea believes her purpose is to share her survival story and to help those less fortunate than she and dedicates her life to her mission. Because of the mission of FISH and the assistance they provide struggling families, Andrea wanted to build a partnership where they, too, could help island families in need.

“AMF wanted to do something nice for our island families so they shipped us these beautiful raincoats, and we are in the process of matching them up with our clients,” said FISH social worker Christine Swiersz. “They always seem to be in touch with our immediate needs, and we thank AMF for their continued support.”