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Disaster Relief Supplies For Historic Hurricane Ian

Field Report by Jonathan Macnab

FLORIDA – Since Hurricane Ian struck southwestern Florida, this historic storm has ravaged cities all along the coastline causing catastrophic damage. High-speed winds and torrential rain leveled areas like Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. Giant boats lie smashed in the streets. Over twenty people have been reported dead, and hundreds have been rescued—with both of those numbers expected to skyrocket in coming days. Right now, your support is needed more than ever

Disaster Relief For Naples, Florida

Already, Operation Blessing supporters have reached out in compassion to touch the hurting with tangible aid. Before the storm even made landfall, the Operation Blessing Disaster Relief Team was already on the ground in Florida prepping gear and loading trucks with essential supplies and tools. Now, our team is on the move delivering vital disaster relief supplies for Hurricane Ian. We made it to Naples, Florida, with our first load last night. Today we’ve begun deliveries to multiple other locations, and will be working feverishly throughout the weekend to get aid where it’s needed most. We anticipate months of intensive work ahead of us as we bless the shattered people of Florida.

Operation Blessing Senior Deployment Manager, David Wright, says, “Thanks to the support of Operation Blessings partners, we’re able to be here handing out much needed supplies—things like generators, tarps, and emergency food and water. We’re also partnering with local churches in the area to help find the greatest needs. “ 

Disaster Relief Supplies For Hurricane Ian Victims

We can’t stress enough how dire disaster relief supplies for Hurricane Ian victims is at a time like this. Floridians need water, food, generators, tarps, cleaning supplies, and help restoring their communities and their lives. Perhaps just as importantly, they need comfort, support, encouragement, and hope! Let’s all work together to make a true difference for disaster victims in urgent need. You can help now here.

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  • Mary Williams says:

    I lived in Cape Coral and worked Home Health in Lee County. I am worried the little fishing villages on the ends of Pine Island like Bokeelia will be missed. Can someone please check on those folks.

    • Jonathan Macnab says:

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for contacting Operation Blessing. We very much appreciate your heart for hurricane survivors in Bokeelia and surrounding areas. We want everyone who needs help to receive it, whether from us or another organization better serving their area.

      Operation Blessing conducted damage assessments in multiple areas along the coast and determined that Port Charlotte is where we will be most effective, but we are also sending aid to other areas. We will look into those areas you mentioned to see what sort of help they need.

      If you know anyone who needs assistance with salvaging personal belongings, debris removal, chainsaw work, or blue roofs, they can fill out a work request at Calvary Assembly of God in Port Charlotte. They may also contact 1-800-730-2537 for more information.

      May God bless you!

      Your Operation Blessing Team