Updated Oct 7, 2022 - Things to Do

How you can help Hurricane Ian recovery efforts

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If you want to help those affected by Hurricane Ian, here are some resources available:

Florida Disaster Fund: The state's official private relief fund was "established to assist Florida's communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster," according to its website.

  • You can donate online, send a check or text "DISASTER" to 20222 to make a $10 donation.

The Red Cross: You can donate online or text "IAN" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The group is also asking for blood donors.

  • The Red Cross says it has helped operate shelters for those evacuating Hurricane Ian.

Volunteer Florida: This state agency has several volunteer positions available to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts, such as volunteering with the Red Cross or assisting with mental health services. Apply online.

Convoy of Hope: The nonprofit says it is providing groceries to impacted communities in Florida. You can donate online.

Islamic Relief USA: The organization's Disaster Response Team has been working with the Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and set up a fund to help people impacted by the storm.

International Medical Corps: The charity is on the ground in Port Charlotte with a mobile medical unit, serving up to 100 patients per day and offering mental health and psychosocial care. They're also distributing tarps, generators, solar lamps, hygiene kits and drinking water, in coordination with state emergency officials.

Operation BBQ Relief: The group is in Port Charlotte with semi trucks, tents and equipment to cook 60,000 meals daily for first responders and community members.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add organizations to the list of those working on the ground in Florida's Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.


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