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Sanibel Moorings staff offer helping hand to CHR residents

By Staff | Jun 17, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Ritchies Rosado, Yleanna Way, Kari Cordisco and Justin Rodriguez.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sanibel Moorings staff has been giving back to the community is various ways – helping to repaint a parking lot, cleaning up landscaping at a local not-for-profit. Last week, they wanted to provide for those in the hospitality industry who are living in Community Housing and Resources residences and have been affected by COVID-19.

Sanibel Moorings General Manager Kari Cordisco and CHR Executive Director Melissa Rice worked on a plan to do just that. With a little planning, good weather and big hearts, the staff provided some grocery items to fellow hospitality workers who have lost jobs as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the Sanibel Moorings staff,” CHR resident Morgan Hollaway said. “They provided bags of grocery items for us to choose from, including delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, pastries and gift cards.”

During a weekend, several island families were invited to the resort to shop for their groceries from a food bank of donations made by each team member at the Sanibel Moorings. The families live in CHR residences on-island and have lost their jobs in the hospitality industry or been temporarily furloughed.

Hundreds of canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries and gift cards were compiled for each family. The team was happy to help other hospitality professionals during this difficult time.


“During times like these, kindness is more important than ever,” Cordisco said.

CHR staff and its board extended a heartfelt thank you to the Sanibel Moorings team.

Source: Community Housing and Resources

PHOTO PROVIDED Isabelle Davis and Bonnie McCurry.