East Lee/Lehigh Acres Welcomes Spring 2021 – Happy Passover! Happy Easter!

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By Mike Welch

With Spring dawning on Lehigh Acres and East Lee County, our communities are opening up cautiously after a long year of pandemic and social and economic stress. As each day passes more sites and opportunities are opening up for citizens to get their COVID-19 vaccine. For more information please see www.MyVaccineFL.gov or call 1-866-200-3468. Lee County Government also offers an Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Visit leeflcares.com for more information.

Major Brenda Lane of the Salvation Army provides us with an announcement that the Salvation Army has funding for assistance for electric bills. If you need help with your bills give Major Brenda a call at 239-491-6071 or visit the Office at 25 Homestead Road #42 – behind the Chamber of Commerce.

Sheriff Carmine Marceno offers a column on safety at the gas station. In these challenging times acts of theft and crimes of opportunity are on the rise. The Sheriff is warning all of us to be cautious and help yourself from being a victim of crimes at the gas station.

One of our county commissioners who is no stranger to Lehigh Acres/East Lee is Brian Hamman offers us an article on the progress of Lee County Government in serving the needs of our residents. Lee Government continues to work on infrastructure needs in our area and he cautions us on an unfortunate situation regarding how dangerous SR82 has become now that this highway has been modernized and expanded. He no doubt highlights careless and bad actors who speed, drive aggressively and cause deadly accidents. Now the Board of Commissioners will work with the Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol to ensure driving is safe along this highway.

Please give Brian a call at 239-533-2226 or dist4@leegov.com.

Celia Arnold of Blessings in a Backpack provides us an article on her organization’s work on feeding children in Lehigh Acres/East Lee County. COVID19 and the economy continues to cause crisis for many in our community and its effect on our area’s children. For many Blessings in a Backpack now feeds over 5,000 children in our area. If you want to know more about this great program give Celia a call at 239-410-9592.

Wishing you all a healthy and a great Spring!

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