Hurricane Ian Response

Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28, 2022, in southwest Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S. The large, deadly, and destructive Category 4 storm caused catastrophic damage in parts of Southwest Florida and North Carolina, mostly from flooding due to extreme storm surges and rainfall.

Our mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery, ensuring a prompt and predictable recovery that keeps survivors from being pushed beyond their breaking point.

We may think of affluence when we think of the Florida coasts, but requests for aid are coming in from about six million people - one million of whom live below the poverty line. One in six households in the hurricane's path was already struggling to make ends meet.

SBP's response and recovery efforts are focused on the most vulnerable and marginalized communities to ensure they have the resources they need to recover.

Our immediate response and recovery plans are as follows:

  • Our Disaster Corps is responding in the aftermath of Ian to meet the immediate response needs, including providing homeowners and partners with muck and gut, debris removal, and roof tarping resources.
  • After completing our assessment, we will begin recruiting volunteers to expand our capacity and reach more survivors.
  • Our SHARE and ADVISE teams are currently connecting with local government leaders and NGOs so that we can guide navigating short- and long-term recovery.
  • The ADVOCATE team is ready to help you with the FEMA application or appeals process. Call (800) 276-9511 to receive FREE assistance.

Disaster Recovery Resources

This pre-recorded instructional webinar covers the following topics:

  • Navigating Federal Assistance (FEMA/SBA)
  • Cleanup & Mold Suppression
  • Avoiding Contractor Fraud
  • Understanding Post-Disaster Insurance Claims