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The Scripps Howard Fund donates $25,000 to Salvation Army for Hurricane Ian recovery efforts

Posted at 8:55 AM, Nov 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-09 08:56:25-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Scripps Howard Fund, the philanthropic arm of FOX 4’s parent company, E.W. Scripps Company, supports causes important to the company and the communities it serves, like those in Southwest Florida.

Following Hurricane Ian, Scripps organized a relief campaign across its 61 television stations nationwide. Viewers were asked to help the people and communities impacted by the storm with monetary donations and they responded. Over $250,000 has already been raised for recovery efforts in Southwest Florida and that number keeps climbing.

Through our essential community partners, every cent given goes directly to areas where it will do the most good. Over the next several days, FOX 4 will be out presenting $25,000 checks to some of the impactful organizations that will play such an essential role in Southwest Florida’s recovery in the months and years ahead.

Wednesday, FOX 4 presented a check to The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, and Glades County.

Major Carlyle Gargis, area commander of the Salvation Army, says this donation will go to their emergency response to help with recovery efforts. This includes new beds in Southwest Florida in particular for Lee County.

You can still help FOX 4 with this ongoing mission to rebuild Southwest Florida by visiting texting FOX4 to 50155.