|Published:||May 24, 2013 3:19 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 24, 2013 6:43 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Kellene and Enrique Gianello turned their hobby and love of paddleboards into their business.
"We have so much, we're blessed to do what we do, and if you can help someone then you should, its not oh, maybe. It's what you should do.," said Kellene Gianello.
So they're using their boards not just to ride, but to help give to others.
"All we ask you to do is come, have a little bit of a paddle board, and just donate. Every single penny is going to go to the Red Cross."
The Red Cross told WINK News they have seen a huge uptick in donations for the Oklahoma relief effort from the southwest Florida community. And Gianello said no matter the size of the donation, everyone should feel the need to help.
"That's just too much of a disaster for them to stand there and say oh they're going to be okay. We need to help them," said Gianello.
They'll ride every Friday until the sun sets and say they'll be thinking of the Oklahomans from all the way in the Gulf of Mexico.
"People have to help, you know, people," said Enrique Gianello.
"You wake up on the morning, you've got newborns you've got children, you've got a home, you go to work, and within a twink of an eye its gone."
They will ride near 7th Avenue North at Gulf Shore Boulevard North and North Lake Drive.
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