Hurricane Ian

How to help in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Susan and Terry
Published: October 28, 2022

One month ago Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on our neighbors in Southwest Florida when it made landfall. Entire communities were washed away, and plenty more are still trying to clean up and assess what their futures look like.

As Floridians, our hearts go out to our neighbors and we want to do everything we can to help in the wake of Hurricane Ian. To that end, we have compiled a list of organizations that are providing valuable services to help people, and animals, get back on their feet.

If you’re wondering how to help in the wake of Hurricane Ian, please consider donating to any of these organizations listed below — either monetarily, or donating time through volunteering — to help our neighbors recover, rebuild and reestablish their lives here in Florida.

We are #FloridaStrong,
Susan & Terry

Hurricane Ian donation and volunteer opportunities

All Hands and Hearts: supports cleanup, rebuilding and other community needs. Volunteer or donate here.

American Humane Rescue: rescues and saves animals impacted by Hurricane Ian; shelters, feeds and helps them heal. Donate here.

American Red Cross: the national organization is helping people impacted by the hurricane. Donate here.

Americares: provides medical support to communities impacted by the hurricane. Donate here.

ASPCA: helping relocate animals impacted by the hurricane. Donate here.

Captains for Clean Water: boat captains around the state are helping those impacted by the hurricane. Donate here.

Feeding South Florida: food bank delivering ready-to-eat meals and clean water to families impacted by the hurricane. Donate here.

Ian Response Fund: a grassroots fund overseen by Florida Rising, Dream Defenders, Florida Immigrant Coalition, FL Jobs With Justice and Faith in Florida. Donate here.

Operation BBQ Relief: provides hot meals to those in need. Volunteer or donate here.

Project HOPE: empowers healthcare workers to care for hurricane survivors by delivering medical supplies, hygiene kits, food and clean water. Donate here.

Rebuilding Together: works to help low-income families return home. Donate here.

Southern Smoke Foundation: provides financial assistance to those in the food and beverage industry in need. Donate here.

United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties: in partnership with Collaboratory, 100% of proceeds to the SWFL Relief fund supports local non-profit organizations. Donate here.

United Way Suncoast: donations to the Disaster Recovery Fund will assist those impacted by the hurricane. Donate here.

World Central Kitchen: feeding communities impacted by the hurricane. Volunteer or donate monetarily

Hurricane Ian graphic courtesy of City of Sunny Isles Beach.

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