Hurricane Ian was a category 4 storm that hit Southwest Florida September 28th. At BE-CI, we have four Florida offices Including one in Tampa which was very near the hardest hit areas. If you're looking for ways to support the affected communities, here are some options both locally and to donate from afar.
If you would like to help with a long-term solution...
Habitat for Humanity is working to provide long-term housing solutions to damaged Florida communities.
They are partnering with their pre-established affiliate network to find the best ways to provide relief by repairing damaged homes.
If you're local and want to provide immediate relief...
Our Tampa team works with a contracting company who is regularly making weekly trips from Clearwater, FL to the damaged locations to distribute donations. If you're in the Tampa area, you can contact them at (727) 734-0438.
Some items they need are:
- Sports Drinks/Energy Drinks
- Non-perishable food items/snacks
- Baby Formula
- Pet Food/Litter
- Cleaning Supplies
- Medical Supplies
- Insect Repellant
- Clothing, shoes, & underwear