May 19, 2023

Supporting the Long-Term Recovery of Greater Pine Island

Following Hurricane Ian in September 2022, the greater Pine Island community on Florida’s Southwest Coast was devastated. Cut off from the mainland, with no on-Island entity to address the community’s immediate needs, Island-based nonprofits sprang into action. To improve coordination, reach, effectiveness and efficiencies of these many groups, local residents created the Greater Pine Island Alliance (GPIA) to work with the groups as a coordinating entity and to maximize the return on recovery investment, align with preferred nonprofit practices, and improve organizational effectiveness.

The GPIA is focused on helping the residents of Matlacha Isles, Matlacha, Pine Island Center, St. James City, Pineland and Bokeelia rebuild their homes and their lives.

GPIA Featured on “Gulf Coast Life”

October 6, 2023|Comments Off on GPIA Featured on “Gulf Coast Life”

Gulf Coast Life is a radio talk show locally produced by WGCU, Southwest Florida's NPR affiliate station. The show strives to connect listeners to the people, places and things that make Southwest Florida [...]

September 2023 Meeting Agenda

September 18, 2023|Comments Off on September 2023 Meeting Agenda

Director's Note It’s been just shy of a year since Hurricane Ian caused such devastation and destruction to Pine Island. While we were knocked down, we certainly were not knocked out, and the strength [...]

Breakfast with the Chamber Featuring GPIA

August 16, 2023|Comments Off on Breakfast with the Chamber Featuring GPIA

On Aug. 16, 2023, the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce invited the Greater Pine Island Alliance (GPIA) us to join them for their monthly program "Breakfast with the Chamber." We were pleased to [...]