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
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.