- In-kind donations are now being accepted at the Avow campus to supply necessities to Avow employees, patients and families.
- Needs include towels, sheets, air mattresses, pillows, personal hygiene supplies of toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, deodorant, wipes, non-perishable food, water, Gatorade, cleaning supplies, trash bags, first aid supplies, batteries, flashlights, battery and cell phone chargers, portable fans, blue tarps, paper towels and toilet paper. Gift cards ($25 denominations best) are also appreciated for gas, grocery, Walmart, and Target. Any support will make a difference.
- To donate cash, visit avowcares.org.
- Address: 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples
- Phone: Avow is always open to help. Call 239-261-4404 or toll free 888-484-AVOW (2869) any time to speak to a team member
- Website: avowcares.org
- Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, has vetted and background-checked host volunteer families available to provide short term childcare to first responders, essential workers and families in need of getting their children into a safe environment.
- Better Together is partnering with Cape Christian, Mission Church and churches across the state and country to distribute supplies to Southwest Florida families in need. Partners are distributing supplies ranging from tarps, batteries, gas cans, water and non-perishable food to family items including diapers, baby formula and personal hygiene kits.
- Volunteers are needed across Southwest Florida and Sarasota to serve as host families and to help deliver resources to families.
- Donations of supplies are also being accepted at Cape Christian, 2110 Chiquita Blvd. S. in Cape Coral.
- Give Help: bettertogetherus.org/give-help
- Cape Christian needs volunteers to assist with tarping roofs, tree removal, and yard cleanup throughout Cape Coral, Pine Island, and other highly impacted areas of SWFL.
- Cape Christian is also in need of roof workers to assist the Adventure Disaster Relief Team with roof repairs.
This entails applying underlayment and hammer tacking. All roof repairs will be for single-story homes and only to
repair shingle damage. Anyone interested in assisting with roof repairs should contact Brad Carlton at
203-314-5903. Roofing repair services will be provided based on need and will be limited to Cape Coral residents
with no other means to prevent further damage. In addition, Cape Christian is asking for donations of the
following roofing materials:
- Rolls of 4’ x 250’ Plasfelt Synthetic Underlayment
- Rolls of 4’ x 250’ Dupont Tyvek Protective Underlayment
- HT50 Hammer Tackers
- T50 Staples for the Hammer Tackers
- Furring Strips
- Cap Nails
Conservancy of Southwest Florida von Arx Wildlife Hospital
- The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to care for animals injured in Hurricane Ian. In addition, the hospital and campus have needs for donations that can be dropped off in front of the wildlife hospital, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples.
- Towels (most needed)
- Reusable ice packs
- Romaine lettuce
- Hand sanitizer
- Carbon filters
- D batteries
- Heavy-duty extension cords, 25ft or greater
- Heavy duty surge protectors
- Items can also be purchased at Amazon Wishlist and Chewy Wishlist.
- The Collier Community Foundation has established the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund to benefit Southwest Florida nonprofit relief efforts and programs to get funds where they are needed most. To help, click here.
Dwayne Bergman Interiors
- Designers and Builders Unite – Rebuilding our Community Together
- To tackle our immediate needs, together with Stacey Callahan, publisher of Luxe Interiors + Design Florida and Ryan Watlee of Watlee Construction we have gathered highly needed supplies, including bottled water, paper towels, paper plates, toiletries, and more that will be distributed at Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, 12195 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers.
- Please donate to the Designers and Builders Unite Hurricane Ian Relief Fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/a949s6-ian-relief-fund
Elite DNA Behavioral Health
- Elite DNA Behavioral Health offices from around the state will be collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane
Ian. Items include food, gently used or new clothing and essential items. Donations will be provided to the
Heights Foundation, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Community Cooperative.
- Drop-off sites include:
- Fort Myers
- Port Charlotte
- Orange Park
- New Port Richey
- Ormond Beach
- Wesley Chapel
- Visit https://elitedna.com/hurricane-ian-relief-supplies-drive/ to learn more, view the list of accepted items
or find a drop off location.
Fort Myers Brewing
- Owners of Fort Myers Brewing have established a GoFundMe to support employees who are working to overcome varying levels of physical damage to their homes after Hurricane Ian. Any donation made will go directly to staff.
- Donations for employees can be made at https://gofund.me/aec79ac0
- Fort Myers Brewing co-owner Rob Whyte recently renovated the brewery’s food truck into a mobile laundromat and is going out into the community to provide clean laundry to those who can’t leave their neighborhoods. A GoFundMe has been established for those who wish to contribute, with 100% of funds going to this endeavor.
Habitat for Humanity
- As a housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity is committed to serving its neighbors during this unprecedented disaster, but it can’t do it without monetary support.
- The organization has developed a Habitat Hurricane Recovery Fund to help respond to short-term and long-term catastrophic housing needs for families in Lee and Hendry Counties.
- To define these needs, the organization is working on opening Habitat Hurricane Resource Sites in hard-hit areas of Lee County (which includes Harlem Heights). Families in need will be able to meet with Habitat staff and an intake file will be started. The organization will determine their immediate needs, how they can help (including supply distribution) and continue their file until their long-term needs are met.
- Donations can be made on the organization’s website: https://www.habitat4humanity.org/donate/.
- Healthcare Network’s Community Outreach team is providing much-needed supplies, including bottled water, canned goods, personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste), baby diapers and adult briefs for the elderly who have been impacted by the storm.
- All donations to the Community Outreach Fund will directly benefit Collier County residents.
- To donate, visit healthcareswfl.org/donate. Proceeds are also accepted through Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/charity/select and then select “Collier Health Services Inc” as the organization.
- Hope Healthcare needs funding to continue providing care to people needing hospice and palliative care who have been displaced due to Hurricane Ian. They are working to deliver medications, oxygen and essential supplies to people in their homes as well as provide shelter to as many people as possible at their care centers. Donations are being accepted at MoreHope.org. Proceeds are also accepted through Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2128697
- They are working quickly to provide community grief response services and details will be provided soon.
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
- Hurricane Ian Emergency Disaster Relief Fund: 100% of contributions go to help our community and Southwest Florida.
- Donations/checks can be made payable to Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109.
- To a link to donate online, visit jewishnaples.org.
Lee BIA Builders Care
- Lee BIA Builders Care is rallying local builders and support from the community to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian. Builders Care is providing a range of services, including roof tarping, water damage mitigation, window replacement, AC repair, roof repairs, property debris and tree cleanup, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, wheelchair ramp rebuilds and delivery of food, water and other essentials.
- Volunteer: Individuals, groups, contractors and suppliers can help by donating time and resources to help make a project possible.
- Donate: The nonprofit has established a Hurricane Ian Builders Care Relief Fund to support hurricane relief efforts and is accepting donations at www.leebuilderscare.com/hurricanerelief. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to serving elderly and/or disabled homeowners in need of critical home repairs following Hurricane Ian.
Lee Health Foundation
- Lee Health Foundation has announced creation of the SWFL Stronger Together employee relief fund to provide critical aid to the thousands of healthcare professionals who suffered incredible loss in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, many while serving patients at Lee Health hospitals across SWFL.
- Lee Health is the largest employer in Lee County, with more than 15,000 employees, many of them personally impacted by Hurricane Ian. Many of the staff at HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL who worked during the hurricane lost their cars due to flooding. Many are in need of transportation assistance, housing, meals and water. Relief funds will go to supporting staff and ensuring continued patient care as the community goes through this difficult time.
- To donate, visit Leehealthfoundation.org/swfl-stronger-together/. Proceeds are also accepted through Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/charity/select and then select “Lee Memorial Health System Foundation dba Lee Health Foundation” as the organization.
Matanzas on the Bay
- Owners of Matanzas on the Bay have established a fundraiser to support employees who are working to get back on their feet and facing unemployment while the restaurant works to rebuild after extensive damage from Hurricane Ian.
- Donations can be made at www.facebook.com/MatanzasInnResort.
Pace Center for Girls, Lee
- Pace Center for Girls, Lee is working to provide resources to Pace girls directly impacted by the storm, helping them get the essential items they need to begin recovering.
- Monetary donations to support these outreach efforts can be made at: https://www.pacecenter.org/locations/florida/lee?form=Lee
- Volunteers are needed to help Pace Lee distribute food and supplies to Pace girls and their families. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Molly Silverman at 239-425-2366 ext. 2316.
PierSide Grill & Famous Blowfish Bar
- Owners of PierSide Grill & Famous Blowfish Bar have established a fundraiser to support employees who are working to get back on their feet and facing unemployment while the restaurant works to rebuild after total loss from Hurricane Ian.
- Donations can be made at www.facebook.com/piersidegrill.
- Due to Hurricane Ian, the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at SalusCare’s Colonial Blvd. campus was severely damaged. This unit provides secure, inpatient psychiatric stabilization for those requiring the highest level of care and that may be at risk of harming themselves or others. There is concern that patients and those in the community who need help now have extremely limited services available.
- SalusCare has been instructed to stop the rebuild process until the involved insurers come to an agreement to accept responsibility and pay for damages and reconstruction.
- As a local, not-for-profit healthcare provider, SalusCare is seeking donations to rebuild and recover, support ongoing operations and their employees. Donations accepted at https://donate.saluscareflorida.org/
- Studio+ has partnered with The American Institute of Architects (AIA) to collect items for donation at our Studio+ Fort Myers office in Gateway.
- Donations needed (only accepting new unused items at this time):
- School Supplies (New, not Used: Binders, Notebooks, Backpacks, Pens, Pencils)
- Dry Foods (Pasta, Legumes, Rice, etc.)
- Tyvek suits & respirators
- Mold & remediation spray & sprayer
- Work gloves
- First aid kits, band-aids, Neosporin ointment
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Dish soap
- Air mattresses and pumps
- Sheets, linens, large bath towels
- Large plastic bins
- Cleaning supplies
- Clorox wipes
- 5-gallon buckets
- Mops & brooms
- Rakes & shovels
- Large trash bags
- Sponges & rags
- Bicycles (for adults who lost their cars)
- Dental floss
- Lighter fluid & kitchen lighters
- Address: 12271 Towne Lake Drive, Fort Myers
- For more information, visit https://wearestudioplus.com/2022/10/05/hurricane-ian-relief-information/
- For those looking to support relief efforts through a monetary donation the United Way and the Collaboratory have created an easy-to-use portal. Visit SWFLReliefFund.org to contribute to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.
- United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties is seeking volunteers to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. To continue to meet the needs of the community volunteers are needed in many different capacities.
- Visit the volunteer portal to sign up for up-to-date post-hurricane volunteer opportunities. Volunteer opportunities can be found at https://volunteer.unitedwaylee.org/.
- Phone: 2-1-1 or 239-433-2000
- Website: unitedwaylee.org
- Additional notes:
- United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, in partnership with the Collaboratory, is asking for the community’s support, not just locally but nationally and globally. The needs are greater than you can imagine, and the resources are limited.
- In collaboration with Lee County Government, FEMA and local partner agencies, our priority right now is short-term, immediate needs. We are asking for monetary donations, which will give United Way the flexibility to properly vet and meet families where they are with what they need. Donated funds give much-needed assistance to the victims of Hurricane Ian so families can purchase new, clean clothes and necessary personal essentials. All donations stay local to provide direct support to communities including Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and throughout Lee County. Visit https://swflrelieffund.org/ to contribute to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.
- The Wonder Gardens is a 96-year-old botanical garden and zoo at 27180 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. While the animals and staff of the gardens are OK, the Welcome Center, Administration Building, and Animal Care Kitchen are all non-operational.
- Volunteers are now being recruited on a project basis. Volunteers can sign up online at https://volunteer.volunteerflorida.org/…/post-hurricane… or email email@example.com.
- Even with extensive hurricane preparation, the Gardens lost its Animal Care Kitchen & refrigerators, where the animal care team prepares daily diets. The Gardens are in major need of animal food along with other miscellaneous items. To donate by mail, please send to 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or visit https://wondergardens.org/donations/
- The Billy the Bee Foundation has pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations to help with Hurricane Ian recovery necessary to reopen the Gardens. To donate, visit https://wondergardens.org/hurricane-ian/
- A complete list of animal food needed (no seeds please), and other items is available on Wonder Gardens Facebook page.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.