To the editor:
Community Housing & Resources, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for families and individuals who work in and/or serve the community of Sanibel. Today, CHR administers housing for 145 island residents in 11 rental complexes plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel, thus facilitating a local workforce for island businesses and ensuring economic diversity in our community.
Thanks to the generosity of the following businesses and individuals who donated their time, talents, and treasures to make our second annual Mardi Gras event a great success: Bank of the Islands; Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grill; Bailey's General Store; Jerry Carroll Air Conditioning, Inc.; Dorothy Donaldson and Aaron Cohen; Dunes Golf & Tennis Club; John Grey Painting; Phillip and Susie Marks; Barry Alan Roth, Attorney at Law; The Sanctuary Golf Club; Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
Barrier Island Title Services; Blades Tree Services; George and Lynne Campean; Rich and Sally Ennis; Hahn Construction; The Lazy Flamingo; Rich and Mary Eileen McDonnell; Ed and Lynn Ridlehoover; 'Tween Waters Inn; Tom and Linda Uhler; and West Wind Inn.
Also, thanks to Adventures In Paradise; B Unique Boutique; Bailey's Matthews Shell Museum; Armand and Beverly Ball; Peter and Nancy Bender; Blue Coyote Supper Club; Brian Boyd; Caf du Monde; CC Caldwell; Cedar Chest Jewelers; Luc Century; Cip's Place; Community Coffee; Congress Jewelers; CoolBrew; Kerry and Carolyn Cooper; Jean Eaton; Floral Artistry; Island Photography; The Island Sun; The Islander; The Jacaranda; JB Design; Petra Kaiser; The Lighthouse Caf; Lily's Jewelers; John MacLennan; Nory McNelis; Kathy Polk, Realtor; Royal Shell; Rinaldi's Fashion Shoes; Rosie's Caf & Grill; Sanibel Art & Frame; The Sanibel Caf; The Sanibel Deli; Sanibel Steakhouse; The Sanibel Thriller; Shell Point Retirement Community; Shiny Objects; Diane Silhavy; Subway; Sundial Beach Resort & Spa; Sweet Melissa's; The Timbers; Traders Caf; Traditions on the Beach; The T-Shirt Hut; Patty Waters; Zebra Frozen Yogurt; and Zonta (S.W.O.T.I.).
A special thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, board members, and staff!