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The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to households whose homes were confirmed to have been destroyed or sustained major damage by Hurricane Ian.
Many families across Florida now face the daunting task of recovering from Hurricane Ian’s devastation. Thousands of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of people remain in emergency shelters.
As communities begin to rebuild, the Red Cross will remain by their sides, helping those in need regain a sense of normalcy and standing with them along the road to recovery.
Red Cross volunteer Martha Narvaez entertains Serenity, age two, at the Red Cross Evacuation Shelter in Clearwater, Fl. Anxiety was growing for Imani Miley, Serenity's mom, as Hurricane Ian approached their home in nearby St Petersburg. She survived Hurricane Irma just a few years ago, but that was before she had the added responsibility of a young daughter. She was relieved when her friend called and told her about the evacuation shelter at the Ross Norton Community Center. "They're really nice here," said Miley pointing towards Martha Narvaez with a smile. "I can appreciate this."
Photo by Marko Kokic/American Red Cross
Provided more than 33,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters
Served more than 1.4 million meals and snacks
Deployed more than 2,700 disaster workers
Provided relief supplies to more than 19,000 households
The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help people facing the heartbreaking devastation left behind by Hurricane Ian. Hundreds of trained volunteers from across the country are providing food, shelter and comfort to people affected by this massive storm. Here are some stories about our volunteers and the people they are helping.
Through our strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, the Red Cross is always there in times of need, working to ensure people affected by disaster receive care, shelter and hope. Read more stories from our response to Hurricane Ian below.
Thank you to the generous companies, individuals, and organizations who are supporting our 2022 response efforts.
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