Disaster Relief Resources


Post-storm Resources:

Relief Supply Distribution/Volunteer Opportunities

Monday-Friday, 8 am - 10 am & 4 pm - 6 pm

Venice
CoastLife Church Disaster Relief Distribution Center

1100 US Hwy. 41 Bypass, Venice Map >

Ongoing Distribution - Call for details

Fort Myers
Citygate Ministries
1735 Jackson St., Fort Myers Map >
Volunteer Phone: 239-944-0120
Homeowner Phone: 239-944-0119

Englewood
Calvary Baptist Church
75 Pine St., Englewood Map >
Volunteer Phone: 941-290-8528
Homeowner Phone: 941-290-8527

Volunteer Opportunities Available in Fort Myers and Englewood! Orientation takes place at 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will work Monday - Saturday 7:30am-5:00pm. Sundays only 12:30pm orientation. Learn more and sign up to volunteer at SamaritansPurse.org

 

More Ways to Help

 

Monetary donations are needed! Click below to make a donation to an organization working to provide relief in the areas devastated by Hurricane Ian.

 

Gas Finder - Find open stations with fuel

GasBuddy Availabilty Tracker > Enter your zip code to find fuel near you

School Closures

Florida Department of Education Hurricane Ian Info >

Lee County Schools >
Closed until further notice
Hardee County Schools > Closed until further notice
Highlands County Schools > Closed until further notice
DeSoto County Schools > Closed until further notice
Charlotte County Schools > Closed until further notice
Sarasota County Schools > Closed until further notice
Manatee County Schools > Open Tuesday 10/4
Polk County Schools > Open Tuesday 10/4

Power Outage Information

Florida State-wide Outage Map >
TECO Outage Map >

WREC Outage Map >
FPL Outage Map >
Duke Energy Outage Map >
Lakeland Electric Outage Map >
Peace River Electric Outage Map >

Emotional Support

We are here for you! Get Prayer now >
National Alliance on Mental Illness >

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline >

Operation Blue Roof - Free Temporary Roof Coverings

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs. This is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. Find out if you qualify and more information >

Apply for FEMA Assistance

Florida homeowners and renters in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian may apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

Survivors can apply for disaster assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

When you apply for assistance, have the following information ready:  

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • Banking information if you choose direct deposit
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Survivors may be eligible to receive assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the Hurricane Ian. If you have homeowners, renters or flood insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your disaster expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs, as well as other disaster-related expenses.

For information on Florida’s recovery from Hurricane Ian, visit fema.gov/disaster/hurricane-ian.