In the wake of Hurricane Ian and its devastating impact on Florida, Floridians need help in order to recover and rebuild. Whether it’s donating money, supplies, blood, or your time, anything and everything will make a difference.
The Florida Disaster Fund
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.
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The Red Cross
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. The Red Cross responds to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year with 95% of disaster relief works being volunteers. Currently, the Red Cross will be in the area delivering hot meals to areas impacted by Hurricane Ian.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Local Organizations in Lee and Collier County
Harry Chapin Food Bank
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief nonprofit and the only Feeding America member in Southwest Florida, feeding a quarter of a million people each month. They serve Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.
Meals of Hope
Meals of Hope began as a food packing organization, and are the only food packing organization with a priority on keeping the food packed within the United States. Most of their packed meals are donated to the Feeding America Food Bank Network. They have more than 30,000 volunteers and 18 full and part time staff members assist Meals of Hope in achieving its Mission.
St. Matthew’s House
St. Matthew’s House began in 1987 when a group of Naples parishioners followed a calling to bring food to a homeless population living in a nearby wooded area. The “Task Force for the Homeless” began gathering contributions of both food and clothing, establishing the mission’s food pantry. Throughout the years, community support has helped grow the small mission into a multi-faceted organization focused on spiritual change. As a 501(c)(3), their 100% donation model allows all operating expenses to be covered by unique social enterprises – which enable them to direct 100% of all public donations toward life-changing programs that continue to enrich countless lives in the community.
The Humane Society
The Humane Society believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience animal companionship. To make sure no one in our community lacks access to resources, HSN is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and culturally compassionate team that advocates for animals and people in all areas of our community. All donations go directly to helping animals displaced by the storm. HSN will deploy its Mobile Vet Clinic to impacted communities, provide pet food bank assistance and emergency boarding during this time of need.
The Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public charitable foundation. In partnership with donors, grant recipients and local leaders, they respond to the needs of the community and seed innovation. Today, the Community Foundation manages more than 850 funds and works with hundreds of nonprofits. In the wake of Hurricane Ian and its devastating impact on our area, CCF has reactivated the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund to benefit SWFL nonprofit relief efforts and programs to get funds where they are needed most.
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to share the love of God by reducing hunger and building relationships in Naples and Marco Island. Their goal is to offer nourishing food choices, encouragement, and hope. They are working to wipe out hunger in Collier County by offering weekday appointments for food, weekly mobile food pantries and a weekly Saturday food pantry.
United Way of Collier and the Keys
United Way of Collier and the Keys is dedicated to improving the financial stability of those in Collier and Monroe Counties. They work to drive sustainable, positive change and help our communities thrive. They offer grants, disaster management case workers, and partner with local government.
In partnership with the United Way, the Collaboratory has started a hurricane relief fund. 100% of funds support SWFL nonprofits helping people affected by Hurricane Ian.