Following Hurricane Ian’s devastation to many communities across southwest Florida and other regions, many remain without power or clean drinking water. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shares the resources listed her for those in the marine industry who are looking for assistance or ways to help others.
On September 24, 2022, President Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state of Florida in advance of Hurricane Ian. Several types of disaster loans have been made available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). For more information, or help with your application, please visit the SBA Hurricane Ian resource page.
- The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222.
- Collier Community Foundation has reactivated the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund to assist Hurricane Ian victims.
- United Way of Florida (UWOF) Disaster Fund will be directed to Florida communities most impacted by Hurricane Ian at this time. Donations may be allocated to a specific location/county.
- FloridaDisaster.org has the latest on the state’s response actions and FloridaDisaster.biz for emergency resources for businesses.