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Post-Ian Recovery Resources: Friday, Oct. 14

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Post-Ian Recovery Resources: Friday, Oct. 14

Pet food and supplies available

The SNIP Collier Spay Neuter Clinic in Naples will host a free pet food giveaway to those in need, in partnership with Cape Coral Animal Shelter, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Cat food, cat litter, dog food, treats, and other supplies will be available at the clinic, 7795 Davis Boulevard No. 208, Naples. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

'Check-In Chats' for Lighthouse clients

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida is offering its clients “Post Hurricane Ian Check-In Chats.”
This is a time for all Lighthouse of SWFL clients to chat with its interns studying for their master's degrees in social work about the challenges they are facing after the hurricane and what basic needs may still be unmet.
Chats will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25, from 11 a.m. to noon, and on Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26, from 2 to 3 p.m.

For more information, including the chat call-in number, call 239-997-7797 or send an email to info@lighthouseswfl.org.

Displaced vessel registry established

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has established a hotline for reporting displaced vessels still on Florida state waters because of Hurricane Ian.

The FWC and partner agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation, Division of Emergency Management and other federal, state and local agencies are working with vessel owners to remove or relocate these vessels.

Report displaced or damaged vessels by calling the Hurricane Ian Vessel Hotline at 850-488-5600, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Callers will be asked to provide the vessel’s registration number, current location and detailed description.

Vessel owners are encouraged to hire salvage companies to recover their vessels to provide the safest method possible for the vessels and the environment. Owners of vessels that have become derelict have 45 days from the day the hurricane passed over the state to either remove their boats from state waters or restore them to non-derelict condition.

Owners of displaced vessels who lack the resources to have boats repaired, or whose vessels are determined to be beyond repair, may release ownership of their vessels. Start the process by contacting the FWC through the Hurricane Ian Vessel Hotline at 850-488-5600 and requesting to turn over a displaced vessel. An FWC representative will then contact the owner to explain the waiver process and facilitate the potential turnover of ownership.

Charlotte County waste pickup delay

Due to the high volume of solid waste being generated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Waste Management crews have been unable to complete regular curbside collection routes as scheduled in Charlotte County. Crews are completing unfinished routes the following day, which means that day’s routes are not being completed. Waste Management will schedule pick-ups on Saturday and Monday to enable crews to catch up and resume normal pick-up days next week.

Waste Management has scheduled commercial route pick-ups on Saturday to bring all commercial customers current and will begin its Monday commercial customers on Monday, as scheduled.

For Hurricane Ian information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320.

Get help/give help

Priority Marketing in Fort Myers offers this updated list of where to get or give help.

Get help

Better Together

  • Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, has vetted and background-checked host volunteer families available to provide short term childcare to first responders, essential workers and families in need of getting their children into a safe environment.
  • Better Together is also working with local employers to find workers to assist with damage.
  • Employers and job seekers can contact Better Together for assistance.
  • Get Help: bettertogetherus.org/better-families/apply-for-help

Cape Christian

  • Cape Christian continues to deploy teams of volunteers to help the residents of Cape Coral in need of minor roof repairs and tarping. Please contact Greg Johnson at 952-999-2685. Roofing repair and tarping services will be provided by the Adventure Disaster Relief Team and will be based on need and limited to Cape Coral residents with no other means to prevent further damage.
  • Cape Christian will also continue to deploy teams of volunteers throughout some of the hardest-hit areas of SWFL to deliver supplies to families in need.

Community Cooperative

  • The nonprofit provides emergency groceries, hot food, social services as well as Meals on Wheels food and mobile food pantry deliveries throughout Lee and North Collier County
  • The Community Market is open Monday – Friday with emergency groceries and hot meals at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Fort Myers and pop-up Mobile Food Pantries are hosted as available.
  • Visit Community Cooperative’s Facebook page for upcoming pantries. https://www.facebook.com/communitycooperative

Healthcare Network

  • For community members in need, Healthcare Network, with practices throughout Collier County, offers integrated behavioral health, which allows patients to receive behavioral health services when they visit for adult, pediatric and women’s care services.  
  • Locations:
    • Marion E. Fether (MEF), 1454 Madison Ave. W., Immokalee
    • FSU College of Medicine, 1441 Heritage Blvd., Immokalee
    • Nichols Community Health Center Golden Gate, 12655 Collier Blvd., Naples
    • Children’s Care East (CCE ), 6350 Davis Blvd. #1001, Naples
    • Children’s Care North (CCN), 1265 Creekside Parkway, #208, Naples
    • Family Care North (FCN), 1265 Creekside Parkway, #206, Naples
    • Family Care iTech (FCIT), 508 North 9th Street, #142, Immokalee
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Phone: 239.658.3000 to schedule or make an appointment. Telehealth services are also available. 
  • Website: https://healthcareswfl.org/
  • Additionally, Healthcare Network offers traditional mental health services through the Center for Psychology and Wellness, located in Nichols Community Health Center, 2655 Collier Blvd., Naples. Mental Health services are available in person or via telehealth. 
  • Outreach
    • Healthcare Network’s multilingual Community Outreach Team is going out into the community (see remaining schedule below) providing tetanus vaccines, medical assistance, mental health support and water and other supplies (wipes, hand sanitizers, diapers when in supply) to those in need. 
    • Monday, Oct. 17
      • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 608 Collier Ave., Everglades City
    • Tuesday, Oct 18
      • 9 a.m. to noon, River Park Community Center, 301 11th St. N. Naples
      • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Fleischmann Park Community Center, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples
    • Thursday, Oct. 20
      • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nichols Pediatric Center, YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd. Naples
    • Friday, Oct. 21
      • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greater Naples Fire Rescue, 175 Capri Blvd., Naples
  • The Outreach Team is also canvassing communities working to connect individuals impacted by the storm with medical and other support services. If you work or live in Collier County and need help finding recovery resources, please call Healthcare Network’s Community Outreach Team at 239.675.7080, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hope Healthcare

  • Hope Healthcare is currently providing a range of services including:
    • Hospice and palliative care for adults and children in Lee County, including hospice at home – more info at www.hopehospice.org 
    • Food, home-delivered meals and transportation for at-risk seniors in Hendry and Glades counties – more info at https://hopehcs.org/programs/
    • Grief and counseling services both in-person and virtual
    • Music and art therapy services both in-person and virtual
    • Specialized care for veterans in Lee County – more info at https://hopehcs.org/services/
    • Pet Program offering necessary services to keep hospice patients and their pets together – more info at https://hopehcs.org/services/
  • Hope’s care centers are located at:
    • 9740 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers FL 33908
    • 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E, Cape Coral FL 33909
    • 27200 Imperial Pkwy, Bonita Springs FL 34135
    • 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres FL 33936
  • Donations to support life-saving care and hurricane recovery efforts can be made at www.morehope.org

NAMI Collier County

  • The Sarah Ann Drop-In Center, a confidential, accepting, and safe environment where people over the age of 18 with a mental illness diagnosis can participate in support groups and activities is open. 
  • Those with mental illnesses and their families who are in need of peer support, food pantry supplies, clothing, coffee, a shower, air conditioning or laundry support are welcome at the center Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • We know one in five people live with mental illnesses daily; with the widespread devastation that has occurred, the stressors and triggers are magnified. If you are feeling overwhelmed and need to speak to some of NAMI’s Peer Operators, call the Wam Line at 800-945-1355 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, or the National Suicide Hotline at 988.
  • The Sarah Ann Center is located at 6324 Trail Blvd. Naples, FL 34108.

Lee BIA Builders Care

  • Builders Care is providing a range of emergency home repairs at no cost to elderly and/or disabled homeowners in need, including roof tarping, water damage mitigation, window replacement, AC repair, roof repairs, property debris and tree cleanup, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, wheelchair ramp rebuilds and delivery of food, water and other essentials.
  • Elderly and/or disabled homeowners in need can visit www.leebuilderscare.com/hurricanerelief for more information.

TwinCutZ

  • TwinCutZ, a professional barber shop, is providing free haircuts to first responders, health care workers and linemen on Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its McGregor/Bridge Plaza location at 12901 McGregor Blvd., #12, in Fort Myers.
  • A truckload of donations will be onsite providing relief items including clothing, baby items, water, pet food, non-perishable food and hygiene products like shampoo and body wash. The barber shop is also giving away home grooming tools such as clippers, trimmers, shavers and blow dryers. Hot meals will also be provided.
  • Website: twincutz.com

United Way

  • If you need help finding the right resources or know someone that does, call 2-1-1 or 239-433-2000. United Way 211 is a free 24-hour non-emergency helpline for referral to health and social services that provide food, housing, childcare, and veteran resources. United Way 211 exists to help people navigate their way through the maze of health and social service agencies, especially when you don’t know where to turn.
  • When you call, a trained Community Resource Specialists assess your needs and refers you to the appropriate resources in the community.
  • Phone: 2-1-1 or 239-433-2000
  • Website: unitedwaylee.org

Vibe Yoga

  • Vibe Yoga offers a variety of yoga and meditation classes including sound healing meditation, gentle yoga, restorative yoga and trauma-informed yoga. All classes are taught by certified teachers including, Warriors at Ease, a trauma-informed yoga class that is FREE to those in need. Visit https://vibeyogaswfl.com/class-schedule/ to view class times. Dedicated group classes for organizations, families and teams are available.
  • Phone: 239-221-6195
  • Website: https://vibeyogaswfl.com/
  • Address: 13461 Parker Commons Blvd., Building 2, Suite 204 (2nd Floor), Fort Myers, Florida 33912

Give help

Avow Hospice

  • In-kind donations are now being accepted at the Avow campus to supply necessities to Avow employees, patients and families.
  • Needs include towels, sheets, air mattresses, pillows, personal hygiene supplies of toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, deodorant, wipes, non-perishable food, water, Gatorade, cleaning supplies, trash bags, first aid supplies, batteries, flashlights, battery and cell phone chargers, portable fans, blue tarps, paper towels and toilet paper. Gift cards ($25 denominations best) are also appreciated for gas, grocery, Walmart, and Target. Any support will make a difference.
  • To donate cash, visit avowcares.org.
  • Address: 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples
  • Phone: Avow is always open to help. Call 239-261-4404 or toll free 888-484-AVOW (2869) any time to speak to a team member
  • Website: avowcares.org

Better Together

  • Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, has vetted and background-checked host volunteer families available to provide short term childcare to first responders, essential workers and families in need of getting their children into a safe environment.
  • Better Together is partnering with Cape Christian, Mission Church and churches across the state and country to distribute supplies to Southwest Florida families in need. Partners are distributing supplies ranging from tarps, batteries, gas cans, water and non-perishable food to family items including diapers, baby formula and personal hygiene kits.
  • Needs:
    • Volunteers are needed across Southwest Florida and Sarasota to serve as host families and to help deliver resources to families.
    • Donations of supplies are also being accepted at Cape Christian, 2110 Chiquita Blvd. S. in Cape Coral.
  • Give Help: bettertogetherus.org/give-help
  • Donate:

Cape Christian

  • Cape Christian needs volunteers to assist with tarping roofs, tree removal, and yard cleanup throughout Cape Coral, Pine Island, and other highly impacted areas of SWFL.
  • Cape Christian is also in need of roof workers to assist the Adventure Disaster Relief Team with roof repairs. This entails applying underlayment and hammer tacking. All roof repairs will be for single-story homes and only to repair shingle damage. Anyone interested in assisting with roof repairs should contact Brad Carlton at 203-314-5903. Roofing repair services will be provided based on need and will be limited to Cape Coral residents with no other means to prevent further damage. In addition, Cape Christian is asking for donations of the following roofing materials:
    • Rolls of 4’ x 250’ Plasfelt Synthetic Underlayment
    • Rolls of 4’ x 250’ Dupont Tyvek Protective Underlayment
    • HT50 Hammer Tackers
    • T50 Staples for the Hammer Tackers
    • Furring Strips
    • Cap Nails

Chicken Salad Chick

  • Chicken Salad Chick has launched a ‘Donate a Meal’ initiative to deliver fresh meals to hardworking first responders and healthcare heroes in the area.
  •  With a donation of $9.99 online or in person, the restaurant will deliver one of their signature boxed lunches weekly to feed a responder or healthcare worker in the community. Additionally, Chicken Salad Chick will match each donation with an additional meal.
  • To order online - https://order.chickensaladchick.com/menu/ft-myers-fl-241?canRedirect=True

Community Cooperative

Conservancy of Southwest Florida von Arx Wildlife Hospital

  • The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to care for animals injured in Hurricane Ian. In addition, the hospital and campus have needs for donations that can be dropped off in front of the wildlife hospital, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples.
    • Towels (most needed)
    • Reusable ice packs
    • Romaine lettuce
    • Apples
    • Carrots
    • Corn
    • Oranges
    • Bleach
    • Detergent
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Carbon filters
    • D batteries
    • Heavy-duty extension cords, 25ft or greater
    • Heavy duty surge protectors
  • Items can also be purchased at Amazon Wishlist  and Chewy Wishlist.
  • The Collier Community Foundation has established the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund to benefit Southwest Florida nonprofit relief efforts and programs to get funds where they are needed most. To help, click here.

Dwayne Bergmann Interiors

  • Designers and Builders Unite – Rebuilding our Community Together
  • To tackle our immediate needs, together with Stacey Callahan, publisher of Luxe Interiors + Design Florida and Ryan Watlee of Watlee Construction we have gathered highly needed supplies, including bottled water, paper towels, paper plates, toiletries, and more that will be distributed at Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, 12195 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers.
  • Please donate to the Designers and Builders Unite Hurricane Ian Relief Fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/a949s6-ian-relief-fund

Elite DNA Behavioral Health

  • Elite DNA Behavioral Health offices from around the state are collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane Ian. Items include food, gently used or new clothing and essential items. Donations will be provided to the Heights Foundation, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Community Cooperative.
  • Drop-off sites include:
    • Fort Myers
    • Naples
    • Lehigh
    • Port Charlotte
    • Jacksonville
    • Tallahassee
    • Orange Park
    • Gainesville
    • Bradenton
    • Brandon
    • Brooksville
    • Jupiter
    • Lakeland
    • Loxahatchee
    • Maitland
    • New Port Richey
    • Ormond Beach
    • Oviedo
    • Sarasota
    • Tampa
    • Wesley Chapel
    • Weston
  • Visit https://elitedna.com/hurricane-ian-relief-supplies-drive/ to learn more, view the list of accepted items or find a drop-off location.

Fort Myers Brewing

  • Owners of Fort Myers Brewing have established a GoFundMe to support employees who are working to overcome varying levels of physical damage to their homes after Hurricane Ian. Any donation made will go directly to staff.
  • Fort Myers Brewing co-owner Rob Whyte recently renovated the brewery’s food truck into a mobile laundromat and is going out into the community to provide clean laundry to those who can’t leave their neighborhoods. A GoFundMe has been established for those who wish to contribute, with 100% of funds going to this endeavor.
    • Donations for the mobile laundromat can be made at https://gofund.me/ac1f73e2

Habitat for Humanity

  • As a housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity is committed to serving its neighbors during this unprecedented disaster, but it can’t do it without monetary support.
  • The organization has developed a Habitat Hurricane Recovery Fund to help respond to short-term and long-term catastrophic housing needs for families in Lee and Hendry Counties.
  • To define these needs, the organization is working on opening Habitat Hurricane Resource Sites in hard-hit areas of Lee County (which includes Harlem Heights). Families in need will be able to meet with Habitat staff and an intake file will be started. The organization will determine their immediate needs, how they can help (including supply distribution) and continue their file until their long-term needs are met.
  • Donations can be made on the organization’s website:  https://www.habitat4humanity.org/donate/.

Healthcare Network

  • Healthcare Network’s Community Outreach team is providing much-needed supplies, including bottled water, canned goods, personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste), baby diapers and adult briefs for the elderly who have been impacted by the storm.
  • All donations to the Community Outreach Fund will directly benefit Collier County residents.
  • To donate, visit healthcareswfl.org/donate.

Hope Healthcare

  • Hope Healthcare needs funding to continue providing care to people needing hospice and palliative care who have been displaced due to Hurricane Ian. They are working to deliver medications, oxygen and essential supplies to people in their homes as well as provide shelter to as many people as possible at their care centers. Donations are being accepted at MoreHope.org
  • They are working quickly to provide community grief response services and details will be provided soon.

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

  • Hurricane Ian Emergency Disaster Relief Fund: 100% of contributions go to help our community and Southwest Florida.
  • Donations/checks can be made payable to Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste 2201, Naples, FL 34109.
  • To a link to donate online, visit jewishnaples.org.

Lee BIA Builders Care

  • Lee BIA Builders Care is rallying local builders and support from the community to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian. Builders Care is providing a range of emergency home repairs, including roof tarping, water damage mitigation, window replacement, AC repair, roof repairs, property debris and tree cleanup, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, wheelchair ramp rebuilds and delivery of food, water and other essentials.
  • Volunteer: Individuals, groups, contractors and suppliers can help by donating time and resources to help make a project possible.
  • Donate: The nonprofit has established a Hurricane Ian Builders Care Relief Fund to support hurricane relief efforts and is accepting donations at www.leebuilderscare.com/hurricanerelief. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to serving elderly and/or disabled homeowners in need of critical home repairs following Hurricane Ian.

Lee Health Foundation

  • Lee Health Foundation has announced creation of the SWFL Stronger Together employee relief fund to provide critical aid to the thousands of healthcare professionals who suffered incredible loss in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, many while serving patients at Lee Health hospitals across SWFL.
  • Lee Health is the largest employer in Lee County, with more than 15,000 employees, many of them personally impacted by Hurricane Ian. Many of the staff at HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL who worked during the hurricane lost their cars due to flooding. Many are in need of transportation assistance, housing, meals and water. Relief funds will go to supporting staff and ensuring continued patient care as the community goes through this difficult time.
  • To donate, visit Leehealthfoundation.org/swfl-stronger-together/.

Matanzas on the Bay

  • Owners of Matanzas on the Bay have established a fundraiser to support employees who are working to get back on their feet and facing unemployment while the restaurant works to rebuild after extensive damage from Hurricane Ian.
  • Donations can be made at www.facebook.com/MatanzasInnResort.

NAMI Collier County

  • We know one in five people live with mental illnesses daily; with the widespread devastation that has occurred, the stressors and triggers are magnified. NAMI Collier County is working with community partners to collect food and clothing supplies. Immediate needs are:
    • Gift cards to Publix, Walmart, or gas stations
    • Ready-to-eat food items (tuna cans/pouches, shelf stable milk, cereals, spaghetti ohs, instant mac and cheese cups, etc.)
    • Clothing- larger, comfortable adult clothing (t-shirts, athletic shorts, socks, underwear)
    • Gardening gloves to help with recovery efforts
    • Monetary donations to NAMI to support programs and outreach efforts: https://namicollier.salsalabs.org/HopeShines 

Pace Center for Girls, Lee

  • Pace Center for Girls, Lee is working to provide resources to Pace girls directly impacted by the storm, helping them get the essential items they need to begin recovering.
  • Monetary donations to support these outreach efforts can be made at:  https://www.pacecenter.org/locations/florida/lee?form=Lee
  • Volunteers are needed to help Pace Lee distribute food and supplies to Pace girls and their families. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Molly Silverman at 239-425-2366 ext. 2316.

PierSide Grill & Famous Blowfish Bar

  • Owners of PierSide Grill & Famous Blowfish Bar have established a fundraiser to support employees who are working to get back on their feet and facing unemployment while the restaurant works to rebuild after total loss from Hurricane Ian.
  • Donations can be made at www.facebook.com/piersidegrill.

SalusCare

  • Due to Hurricane Ian, the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at SalusCare’s Colonial Blvd. campus was severely damaged. This unit provides secure, inpatient psychiatric stabilization for those requiring the highest level of care and that may be at risk of harming themselves or others. There is concern that patients and those in the community who need help now have extremely limited services available.
  • SalusCare has been instructed to stop the rebuild process until the involved insurers come to an agreement to accept responsibility and pay for damages and reconstruction.
  • As a local, not-for-profit healthcare provider, SalusCare is seeking donations to rebuild and recover, support ongoing operations and their employees. Donations accepted at https://donate.saluscareflorida.org/

Studio+

  • Studio+ has partnered with The American Institute of Architects (AIA) to collect items for donation at our Studio+ Fort Myers office in Gateway.
  • Donations needed: Towels, Clothes, Food, Bleach, Hand Sanitizer, Reusable Ice Packs, Carbon Filters, D-Batteries, Heavy Duty Extension Cords, 25’ or Greater, Heavy Duty Surge Protectors
  • Address: 12271 Towne Lake Drive, Fort Myers

United Way

  • For those looking to support relief efforts through a monetary donation the United Way and the Collaboratory have created an easy-to-use portal. Visit SWFLReliefFund.org to contribute to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties is seeking volunteers to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. To continue to meet the needs of the community volunteers are needed in many different capacities.
  • Visit the volunteer portal to sign up for up-to-date post-hurricane volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer opportunities can be found at https://volunteer.unitedwaylee.org/.
  • 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 http://swflrelieffund.org/ to contribute to the SWFL Emergency Relief Fund.

Wonder Gardens

  • The Wonder Gardens is a 96-year-old botanical garden and zoo at 27180 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. While the animals and staff of the gardens are OK, the Welcome Center, Administration Building, and Animal Care Kitchen are all non-operational.
  • Volunteers are now being recruited on a project basis. Volunteers can sign up online at https://volunteer.volunteerflorida.org/.../post-hurricane...  or email education@wondergardens.org.
  • Even with extensive hurricane preparation, the Gardens lost its Animal Care Kitchen & refrigerators, where the animal care team prepares daily diets. The Gardens are in major need of animal food along with other miscellaneous items. To donate by mail, please send to 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or visit https://wondergardens.org/donations/
  • The Billy the Bee Foundation has pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations to help with Hurricane Ian recovery necessary to reopen the Gardens. To donate, visit https://wondergardens.org/hurricane-ian/
  • A complete list of animal food needed (no seeds please), and other items is available on Wonder Gardens Facebook page.
  • Please email sarahw@wondergardens.org with any questions.