Florida’s first lady asks for donations to help Hurricane Ian victims

Florida first lady Casey DeSantis announced Wednesday there was a state charitable effort underway to help victims of Hurricane Ian.

The Volunteer Florida Foundation, a charitable organization promising to only use $30,000 to cover administrative costs, activated The Florida Disaster Fund, a public-private partnership.

“People can donate directly to those affected by Hurricane Ian,” the first lady said in a statement.

Josie Tamayo, Volunteer Florida’s chief executive officer, released a statement saying the foundation was committed to helping victims.

“We channel every available dollar to work towards rebuilding and recovery efforts in our affected communities,” Tamayo said.

To contribute to the effort, visit this page, or text DISASTER to 20222, or mail a check to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, at 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee, FL 32308.

For more information, call 850-414-7400 or info@volunteerflorida.org.

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