Relief assistance center open in Lehigh Acres Thursday

Posted at 7:08 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 08:14:06-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- People in Southwest Florida who are still recovering from Hurricane Irma will have several chances to get help this week, including Thursday in Lehigh Acres.

The first Irma Recovery Assistance Center opened Wednesday in Naples, but Thursday, they're moving to Veteran's Recreation Center on Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres.  It will be open from 8am-6pm.

It’s a place where you can come if you're still looking to recuperate after Hurricane Irma, especially if you have insurance questions. 

Insurance experts will be there to answer Floridians’ insurance-related questions and concerns.  Several insurance companies with policies in the impacted areas will be there to help you with post-storm claims.  Make sure to bring copies of all insurance policies with you if you do decide to come. 

For those who can't make it to Lehigh Acres Thursday, there will be a recovery center open in Immokalee on Friday at RCMA Immokalee Community School.

Confirmed participating organizations, companies, and federal and state agencies: 

  • American Red Cross 
  • United Way of Florida
  • Catholic Charities 
  • Florida SBDC Network
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) 
  • ElderSource 
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) 
  • Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis - Florida Department of Financial Services
  • CareerSource Northeast Florida
  • CareerSource Southwest Florida 
  • The Salvation Army
  • Jacksonville Urban League
  • Best Buy
  • First Data
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Consumer Protection Coalition
  • Florida Association of Insurance Agents
  • Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
  • Agricultural and Labor Program
  • Walmart
  • Volunteer Florida
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Farm Share
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida