2017-09-07 / Top News

Relief funds established for victims of SWFL flood and Hurricane Harvey

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has joined forces to create giving funds to help residents enduring the effects of local flooding and those displaced due to Hurricane Harvey.

Established in partnership with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, Lee County Emergency Management, and Lee County Human Services, along with the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation has opened the Southwest Florida Flood Relief Fund. The fund is a way for our community to help our neighbors in need in the aftermath of the storms and floods displacing residents across the region, especially south Lee County.

One hundred percent of the funds donated through the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will be used by the United Way to provide emergency funds to directly help people displaced from their homes and those suffering loss due to the floods.

In addition, the Community Foundation is partnering with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a lead organization providing immediate emergency funding and supporting recovery service organizations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, in creating the Hurricane Harvey Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation with all funds raised to be sent to aid those affected in Texas.

Donors can give at www.FloridaCommunity.com

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, serves Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. ¦

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