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Governor DeSantis announces funding for Hurricane Ian victims

Governor Ron DeSantis is in Punta Gorda to announce funding for Hurricane Ian victims
Posted at 6:31 AM, Dec 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-05 15:25:39-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis is in Punta Gorda on Monday to announce funding for Hurricane Ian victims.

The state is providing up to $25 million through state funds to help with building materials to help verified nonprofit organizations to restore damaged homes to liveable conditions for people impacted by the storm.

Of the $25 million, $10.2 million will go to the following nonprofit organizations to the Ian victims:

  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Hope Hospice
  • Safe Children Coalition
  • Senior Connection Center
  • Senior Friendship Centers
  • Senior Resource Alliance
  • Mothers Helping Mothers
  • NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Inc.
  • One More Child
  • Osceola Council on Aging
  • All Faiths Foodbank of Sarasota
  • Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
  • Bridge a Life
  • Children’s Network of Southwest Florida
  • Community Legal Services of Mid Florida
  • Elder-Source – Area Agency on Aging for Northwest Florida

To apply these organizations or reach out for home assistance click here.

$57 million was raised for the Florida Disaster Fund.

More than $35.2 million from that program is now going to help support the state's home repair program and to continue to assist those with unmet needs through the Florida Disaster Relief Fund.

He was joined by First Lady Casey DeSantis and Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie.

The press conference was held at the American Legion Post #103 at 2101 Taylor Road at the Team Rubicon staging area.