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My name is Franco Russo. 

My restaurants on Fort Myers Beach, Junkanoo Beach & Fresh Catch Bistro, have been totally destroyed by Hurricane Ian. Junkanoo Beach is no longer the there as you can see in the photo, it is completely gone. Fresh Catch Bistro’s structure is still in tact but has incurred water damage, the patio has been destroyed, windows are blown out and there are no stairs to even get up to the restaurant. My other restaurants, Two Meatballs in the Kitchen (Fort Myers & Cape Coral), have incurred water damage, but with no power, no water and probable supply chain issues, I have no idea when they will be operational again. 

I am starting a GoFundMe to be able to help my employees during this time of need. These funds will be used to support them. 

Anything you can donate is truly appreciated.

Photo below is of Fresh Catch Bistro, which is located next to Junkanoo. Patio is gone, stairs are gone, windows on the opposite side are blown out, water and debris everywhere. 

Thank you ❤️

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Franco Russo
Fort Myers, FL

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