Earlier this month, the state of Florida was hit with the Category 4 Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest systems in U.S. history. Damages are expected to range from $60 to $70 billion.
President Biden has approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’s request for Emergency Disaster Declaration in Florida. FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Florida to supplement the state, tribal and local response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from this hurricane.
If you are interested in helping, please consider the following:
- Register with the Disaster Contractor Network, an organization that connects property owners and building professionals with storm-related goods and services. ABC of Florida is also a founding partner of this organization.
- Donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, the state of Florida’s official private fund to assist Florida’s communities during times of emergency and disaster.
- Donate through the ABC Cares Foundation, which helps those who suffered injuries or death as a result of the hurricane.
- Look for ways to volunteer virtually and in person through Volunteer Florida.
Please share with your colleagues and members as appropriate. Learn more about how to prepare and recover from a hurricane and other natural disasters on the ABC website.