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Recovery-related businesses, charities open

Construction workers lay tiles on the roof of a house in Boys Town, Neb.
Nati Harnik
Construction workers lay tiles on the roof of a house in Boys Town, Neb.


Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc., the charitable arm of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, has opened Disaster Response Sites throughout southwest Florida, to aid those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Also, some Catholic parishes, with the help of their local community, are setting up their own emergency supply distribution centers.

Confirmed Disaster Response Sites to date are listed below. At all sites, unless otherwise noted, Catholic Charities will be providing food, water, and other essential supplies, and will be accepting donations of goods and supplies.

For more information, to donate, or volunteer, visit Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice online at www.catholiccharitiesdov.org. To donate to humanitarian efforts and necessary recovery efforts in the Diocese of Venice, such as the restoration and repair of churches and schools, please visit www.dioceseofvenice.org/hurricaneian.

Community Cooperative

United Way

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties offers a 24-hour helpline for local information and services.

  • Phone: 2-1-1 or 239-433-2000
  • Website: unitedwaylee.org
  • Additional notes:
    • United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties, in partnership with the Collaboratory, is asking for the community’s support, not just locally but nationally and globally. The needs are greater than you can imagine, and the resources are limited.
    • In collaboration with Lee County Government, FEMA and local partner agencies, our priority right now is short-term, immediate needs. We are asking for monetary donations, which will give United Way the flexibility to properly vet and meet families where they are with what they need. Donated funds give much-needed assistance to the victims of Hurricane Ian so families can purchase new, clean clothes and necessary personal essentials. All donations stay local to provide direct support to communities including Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and throughout Lee County. Visit www.leegov.com/storm and click the red “Donate” button to contribute to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.



Florida Storm Windows

  • Locally owned and operated, Florida Storm Windows is a trusted PGT storm windows, doors and shutters supplier and installer serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Address: 12581 Metro Parkway, Suite #14, Fort Myers
  • Phone: 239-313-7809
  • Website: floridastormwindows.com

Global Roofing & Contracting

  • A Southwest Florida-based residential roofer with 30 years of experience, providing free, no-obligation roof inspections as well as emergency services, detailed estimates and can meet with insurance adjusters to help customers navigate the insurance claim process.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 844-611-0745
  • Website: goglobalroofing.com

Lloyd Roofing

  • Lloyd Roofing specializes in emergency roofing services for commercial and residential buildings.
  • Address: 10970 S. Cleveland Ave., Unit 404; Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 239-284-6748

Pendas Law Firm Disaster Relief

The Pendas Law Firm is providing an outreach with their disaster relief center. The firm
specializes in helping Floridians with property damage claims, arising from the recent hurricane and
other natural disasters. Time is of the essence, and so residents must act quickly to start their claims.
The Pendas Law Firm relief center is located at 4244 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers. The
staff is available to answer questions, set up intakes, provide valuable information, assist with
calculating damages from the storm, and sign up new clients. Water and supplies will be supplied on a
first-come, first-served basis. Fort Myers area residents are invited to stop in Monday through Friday
from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

And for Florida business insurance claims, the relief center is ready to work with local businesses that
are shut down from the hurricane. The staff is ready to help in dealing with insurers, navigating the
claims process, calculating physical damage, and business income losses. These types of calculations
require significant experience, as well as familiarity with navigating the claims process.

The office can be reached at 239-800-0000.Raymond Building Supply

  • Raymond Building Supply provides a wide range of building materials, including lumber, trusses, garage doors, windows, residentials doors, commercial doors, cabinets, appliances and custom millwork, to residential and commercial customers.
  • Hours: 7AM-3:30PM (hours may vary) Monday-Friday
  • Locations:
    • North Fort Myers: 7751 Bayshore Rd, 239-731-8300
    • Naples: 3455 Beck Blvd., 239-348-7272
    • North Port: 2233 Murphy Court, 941-429-1212
    • Lakeland: 5101 Gateway Blvd., 863-225-9385
    • The company’s product showroom, Design Studio by Raymond, is also open in Naples: 990 1st Ave. N., 239-278-1334
    • https://www.rbsc.net/

Sunshine Ace Hardware

  • All nine locations in Southwest Florida have reopened:
    • Naples - 141 Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) North; (239) 262-2940
    • East Naples - 4433 Tamiami Trail East; (239) 775-2150
    • Marco Island - 1720 San Marco Road; (239) 642-7444
    • Golden Gate - 11673 Collier Blvd.; (239) 455-3400
    • Bonita Springs - 9100 Bonita Beach Road; (239) 992-0169
    • San Carlos - 18911 Tamiami Trail South; (239) 415-1161
    • Port Charlotte - 3035 Tamiami Trail; (941) 627-5558
    • Port Charlotte - 912a Kings Highway; (941) 629-4455
    • Largo - 1015 W Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770, (727) 581-5077
  • Website: SunshineAce.com
  • Additional notes: Stores are receiving truckloads of generators, chainsaws, batteries, bottled water and other supplies throughout the day.