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MAKING A LASTING IMPACT

The Marco Patriots began as a small group of volunteers looking to help their community through Hurricane Irma. Now, they are still committing acts of service and have made a lasting impact on the community.

By Antoniette Meyer, Hello SWFL
 

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TEXAS AND BACK AGAIN

"Texas and back again: Marco Patriots collect funds, relief supplies to help storm victims near and far."

Lance Shearer, Correspondent - Marco Eagle

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Cape Cod Canal Clean-Up By Marco Patriots 

"I think This is a wonderful event to assist our fellow Veterans and Military in cleaning up the Canal."

Richard T. Riehle posted on September 06, 2018 Cape Cod Veteran News

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Marco Patriots, Sunshine Ace Hardware Collect Donations for Hurricane Dorian Victims

The Marco Patriots Organization is working with Sunshine Ace Hardware to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian. 

Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 2:57 PM EST by Megan Myers NBC2

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Marco Island Police,  and Marco Patriots Team up to Remove a Derelict Vessel from Canal After Hurricane Irma

Marco Patriots and Marco Island Police Department spent part of their Saturday morning cleaning up debris left by Hurricane Irma.Saturday, January 19th 2019, 12:24 PM EST NBC2

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HELPING NEIGHBORS THROUGH THE STORM

The Marco Island Patriots are an organization trying to keep Collier County neighbors dry through rainy season by repairing roofs and doing other small fixes.

Kelsey Kushner, WINK News

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CIVILIAN RESCUE TEAM DESERVES RECOGNITION

Disasters like Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are stunning examples of the raw power and force of Mother Nature; something no one human or organization is prepared to face alone.

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Hurricane Dorian: MIPD Officer Teams Up with Marco Patriots to Send Supplies to the Bahamas

"There are people who need help and we have the ability to help them," Ferris said. "They are living without electricity or food."

Article and Photo: Omar Rodriguez, Marco Eagle/Naples News

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Investigators Pause Search for Missing Miami Newborn

The Marco Patriots, a nonprofit organization aimed to help in disaster relief, assisted in the search for three days. The group provided an airboat small enough to go through small bodies of water, as well as kayaks and paragliders.

Thursday, February 6th 2020, 5:15 PM EST by Edna Ruiz NBC2

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MIPD Donates Abandoned Bikes to Bahamas Amid Post-Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Marco Island Police Department donated 12 abandoned bikes to Bahamas as part of post-Hurricane Dorian relief effortsled by Marco Patriots. 

Nov 26, 2019  Marco Eagle

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Search For Missing SW Miami Baby Andrew Caballeiro Continues In Collier County

“There was a post on Marco Island Patriots, which is a Facebook group looking for volunteers and it tugged on my heart to come on out here and see if I could help.”

“It’s just that I feel it would be nice to find clues and help that’s all.”

By Peter D'OenchFebruary 4, 2020 at 11:24 pm CBS Global

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Marco Patriots raise funds for quake victims in Puerto Rico

The Marco Patriots sent $4,570 to Puerto Rico following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 7 that killed at least one person and destroyed thousands of homes in the U.S. territory, according to Erin Mia Milchman, board president.

Omar Rodriguez, Marco Eagle

7:32 a.m. ET Feb. 10, 2020 

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FBI, Collier County deputies continue search for missing Miami infant

Several agencies and volunteers like Nicholas from the Marco Island Patriots flooded SR-29.

Nicholas was searching along with FBI agents.

“We’re looking for anything,” he said. ” They said diapers or just anything.”

Reporter:Dannielle Garcia

Writer:Briana Harvath

Published:February 4, 2020 3:36 PM EST WINK NEWS

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Volunteers Help Search for Baby Andrew

"We are able to deploy ultra-lite aircraft which are effective for search from an aerial perspective." Says co-founder, Matthew Melican.

Feb 6, 2020 ABC7  SWFL

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TEXAS AND BACK AGAIN

"Texas and back again: Marco Patriots collect funds, relief supplies to help storm victims near and far."

Lance Shearer, Correspondent - Marco Eagle