As we take our first steps toward recovery in Southwest Florida following Hurricane Ian, it's inspiring to see the support for local emergency services, relief efforts, and charitable organizations that come from across the country. Whether you have a personal connection to Southwest Florida or simply want to provide assistance to communities in need, we've put together a list of organizations that would welcome your support after Hurricane Ian.
American Red Cross
The Salvation Army is offering vital support on the ground to those who need it most by providing food, drinks, shelter, and emotional and spiritual support in Southwest Florida. You can make a donation online
, and 100 percent of every donation goes toward supporting the disaster relief operation of your choosing.
Premier Mobile Health Services
The Premier Mobile Health Services
organization is providing free healthcare, food, water, and clothing to people in need through its mobile clinics, which can be found in many affected communities. In addition to volunteers, donations of funds, non-perishable food, gently used clothing, shoes, and durable medical equipment are vitally needed.
Lee BIA Builders Care
With the help of local builders and support from the community, Lee BIA Builders Care
is providing support through emergency construction services. These services include a wide range of emergency home repairs, as well as the delivery of food, water, and essential items. Services are available at no charge to elderly homeowners and disabled homeowners in need. You can make a donation by visiting Lee Builders Care
Collier Community Foundation
Following Hurricane Ian, the Collier Community Foundation
has reactivated the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund, which provides emergency financial support with no administrative fees to nonprofits helping with disaster relief and crisis services. You can learn more about the fund and make a donation by visiting the dedicated Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund
A nonprofit based in Fort Myers, Collaboratory
has partnered with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties to raise money for the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund. 100 percent of the funds raised go toward supporting people who have been directly affected by Hurricane Ian. You can donate directly by visiting their SWFL Emergency Relief Fund
Florida Home Builders Association
The Florida Home Builders Association
has established a dedicated fund for disaster relief to support the communities hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. This fund is designed to reduce the costs of recovery for community members in need. You can contribute funds through the Florida Home Builders Foundation
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Lee County
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Lee County is currently in need of non-perishable food items, which can be donated at the Fort Myers distribution center at 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Learn more by visiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Lee County
website or calling 239-334-7007.
Charlotte Community Foundation
The Charlotte Community Foundation
has activated the Charlotte County Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance and resources to residents of Charlotte County in need after Hurricane Ian. Visit the CCF donation page
to make a monetary donation online or the volunteer page
to learn more about volunteering.
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