Tool for Loan Program Relocated, FISH OF SANCAP Can Still Help

The FISH OF SANCAP Tool Shed program, launched last year in a partnership between FISH and the Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva, has been relocated to an off-island site in preparation for hurricane season. FISH and Rotary worked together to offer this valuable resource for Islanders needing tools and supplies to help clean up their properties and gut their homes following Hurricane Ian. The program, which has remained open over the last year, has now come to its completion.

“This program was a great way to show the Island community that FISH and Rotary are here to help,” says Manuela Martinez, Disaster Administrative Director. “It’s always important to let folks know that we care about their needs during critical times.”

The Tool Shed program allowed islanders to borrow tools they needed temporarily and at no cost.  Tools offered included electric drills, hammers, tool sets; shovels, mops, utility buckets; wheelbarrows, hoses, leaf blowers; chainsaws, saws, crowbars, and more.

If anyone is still in need of tools, please contact Manuela Martinez at 239-472-4775 or “We realize there might still be a need for neighbors to borrow tools and may be able to assist. Please give us a call, and we’ll help in any way we can,” continues Martinez. “This program was well-received by community members, and we can’t thank the Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva and Rotary District 6960 enough for their assistance in helping our neighbors.”

FISH reminds the community that the 2024 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays are June 1 – 14 and August 24 – September 6, 2024 and encourages all to begin shopping for hurricane season supplies before items become scarce. Additionally, the organization’s free Hurricane Resource Packet is now available to anyone who needs it. The packet can be downloaded from their website, or picked up at 2422 Periwinkle Way. To receive a packet by mail, please contact FISH at 239-472-4775 or email