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Hurricane Ian

Alongside our partners, CORE provided critical relief to support communities most impacted by Hurricane Ian in Florida with relief and recovery services.

Emergency Relief | 2022

What damage did Hurricane Ian cause in Florida?

In September 2022, Hurricane Ian hit the coast of Florida as one of the most powerful storms to impact the continental U.S. in decades. Ian made landfall stateside as a Category 4 hurricane, with torrential rains and winds over 155 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. 


In the U.S. alone, it caused over 150 deaths and $110 billion in damages, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). It is the costliest storm in Florida’s history. 

How did CORE help after Hurricane Ian? 

As the devastating, forecasted impact of Hurricane Ian became clear, CORE prepositioned supplies and staff in Florida. With generous support from our partners, including Amazon, Airbnb.org, Walmart, and many others, CORE’s teams mobilized as soon as possible after the Category 4 storm made landfall. In coordination with local partners and government agencies, we supported the hardest-hit communities in Lee County, Florida. 


Alongside fellow disaster response partners — including World Central Kitchen, All Hands & Hearts, United Way, Cajun Navy, Lee County Southwest Florida Emergency Management, and others — our teams distributed vital resources (food, water, essential supplies) and provided FEMA assistance, internet connectivity, medical wellness checkups, debris removal and muck-out kits.  


people supported


homes provided

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households delivered medical checkups 

How did CORE support recovery efforts in Florida after Hurricane Ian? 

In addition to emergency relief, CORE supported longer-term recovery efforts alongside our partners in Lee County, Florida. We partnered with AmeriCorps on volunteer service, including assessments, coordination with partners, and roof tarping. 


With Walmart’s generous $350,000 rapid response grant, CORE was able to quickly mobilize a roof repair program in underserved and elderly communities. Our teams distributed over 550 heavy-duty tarps to provide immediate protection to homes with roof damage, installed roof coverings on 135 homes with extensive damage, and new roofs on 21 mobile homes in hard-hit retirement and low-income communities in Lee County.  


By December 2022, CORE had supported 706 households with roof coverings or replacements. 

CORE working sits on a roof, installing a tarp during CORE's response to Hurrican Ian

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CORE’s response to Hurricane Ian and devastating disasters worldwide are made possible by your generosity. Together, we can support those who need it most. 





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