How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ian

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, impacted communities are facing devastating destruction. In times of great tragedy, we often see the best of humanity. In the week since Ian made landfall, volunteers from all over the country are rallying behind impacted areas. As a community, we are responsible for supporting our neighbors as they begin to recover and rebuild. In this blog, you will find information on where to donate, how to get involved, and resources for survivors of Hurricane Ian. 


MLG Hurricane Ian Relief Drive

This weekend, our MLG team will be traveling to underserved communities affected by Hurricane Ian to bring relief supplies. If you are able to donate any of the items below to our drive, please deliver them to our office at 3833 Central Avenue in St. Pete by Friday, October 7. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted and can be sent via Venmo to @starlett-massey.

We are collecting:

  • Gas
  • Nonperishable (cans with pop tops only)
  • Water
  • Air mattresses (auto-inflate/no power needed)
  • Medical supplies / first aid kits
  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Pet food / supplies
  • Shovels / brooms / saws
  • Batteries
  • Feminine care products
  • Chainsaws, with gas and oil, replacement blades
  • Work gloves
  • Trash bags
  • Wet wipes and other hygiene products
  • Bug spray
  • Fix a flats
  • Tarps
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Toiletries


Ft. Myers Donation Drop-Off/ Resource Locations

Below are donation drop-off and resource locations for you to directly provide aid to impacted communities in Ft. Myers and Ft. Myers Beach. 


Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

7240 Concourse Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33908

Contact: Pastor Terry Mobley

** For those in need, this location is providing hot meals for residents.


Harlem Heights Food Pantry 

10511 Gladiolus Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33908

Open every day 11-4

Contact: Miriam Ortiz

** This location does not accept clothes. All other supplies below are needed.

Supplies requested:

  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Air mattresses
  • Manual can opener
  • Baby products
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Baby wipes
  • Powdered milk and shelf stable milk
  • Drinks and drink mixes other than water
  • Water (gallon jugs)
  • First aid supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bleach
  • Clorox wipes
  • Shop towels
  • Buckets
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Rakes
  • Trash bags
  • Gloves (yard work and rubber)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Clothing and shoes
  • NEW socks and underwear
  • Shoes
  • Rain boots
  • Summer clothing in good condition
  • Hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine hygiene products (small boxes or individually wrapped)
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Hand soap, body soap, shampoo, conditioner
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Bedding, pillows
  • Pet supplies
  • Bikes (for adults who lost their cars)
  • Lighters


Ft. Myers Beach

Trico Shrimp Company: Drop-off at either location

1300 Main Street, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931 or

15921 Husky Lane, Ft. Myers, FL 33912

Supplies Requested: hygiene products, underwear, shoes, hats, sunscreen


Ft. Myers Beach Community Foundation

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is a great place to donate, as the cash collected goes directly to impacted residents. Learn more here.


Cajun Navy Foundation

The Cajun Navy arose out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has established itself as a committed, efficient volunteer organization. If you would like to donate funds, please do so at its official website.


American Red Cross

Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for blood donors. If you are able to donate blood, please make an appointment via The American Red Cross website. The American Red Cross is also taking monetary donations to directly help those affected by Hurricane Ian. You can send a financial gift to impacted communities here


Legal Assistance for Survivors

Massey Law Group is proud to refer our colleague, Vanessa Ross, to those directly impacted by Hurricane Ian in need of legal assistance. Ross Legal Group is based out of Sarasota and specializes in insurance claims. 


Additional Resources

As the rebuilding process begins, MLG will use its platform to share vetted resources for donors and those impacted by this horrific natural disaster. As Floridians, we will continue to support our neighbors in need as they heal from the unimaginable destruction brought on by Hurricane Ian.

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