After Hurricane Jan, one woman, with the help of volunteers, distributed supplies to a population in desperate need.

Nearly four months later, the unique circular area near San Carlos Park is still recovering from the storm.

Most people are done with the cleaning step and move on to the next step, recovery.

Collecting water and other supplies to help Jan heal in San Carlos Park. CREDIT: WINK News

Reminders of John are scattered throughout Southwest Florida. So people like Ellen Baker are a great reminder that someone helps others when they need it most.

“I worked on it all week and some angels came with donations. A little cash, we need to raise it a little. But the donations, they just bug me. Now Budweiser, Anheuser Busch, and they’re called different… I can’t remember right now, filled five if not six SUVs, they donated water, which is one of the biggest items they asked for, once we stop They said you have water because they don’t have water or electricity, they have maybe one or two generators. And that, of course, is the south Fort Myers we’re going to. And we have a lot of… this is the biggest, this is the biggest, I want people to join us. Not necessarily physically .. but in terms of donations,” Baker said.

Baker said she won’t stop until everyone is ready. She welcomes anyone and everyone who wants to make a donation or volunteer to do so.

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