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Resources following Hurricane Ian

Gulf Gate Church has created a Hurricane Ian Relief Fund to assist those in our church family and in our community who have been impacted by the storm.  Giving to our relief fund will support our teams who are going out to assist the most vulnerable members of our community.  If you’d like to serve, let us know on our needs assessment survey.

To give to our Hurricane Ian Relief Fund, click below and be sure to designate your gift for Disaster Relief.

As we recover from the storm, we are discovering a wide array of impacts to our community. While we work with local partners to access the impacts of the storm, and send out our response teams, we have created a Needs Assessment Survey to help spotlight the needs as well as the servants to help fill those needs. If you are a Gulf Gate Church member and you’d like to participate either way, please take this very short survey.  We will get back with you with more info pronto.  
We are in the process of organizing teams for Saturday ‘day’ trips. Initially, we will be focusing on North Port and Arcadia. Most of the work involves debris removal. 

As you know, there is an overwhelming need. If you sign up to volunteer, whenever we have a day trip opportunity we will send out texts and emails to invite you. We will try to plan teams every other week.  Bring work gloves, safety glasses, wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Additional Resources

Hurricane Ian is the worst natural disaster to hit Southwest Florida in two decades. Many of us have seen the images on the news, and many people in the GGC family have been personally affected. The storm was within two miles per hour of category 5 status at landfall, and for some, it isn’t even over yet.  Check out these resources to help keep you safe while we recover from the storm.

SAFETY RESOURCES

Visit CDC.gov for info about what to do following a major hurricane. 

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage. Visit uhaul.com

If falling trees punctured your roof, cover any holes with a tarp to keep out rainwater. If your windows have been blown out, tape plastic sheeting over the opening. Since most insurance doesn’t cover damage sustained after the storm, this step could be crucial.

Evacuees looking for transitional shelter can visit fema.gov/transitional-shelter-assistance or femaevachotels.com, or call 1-800-621-3362

Florida Blue, the state’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, launched free telehealth visits for anyone impacted by the hurricane – even if they’re not a Florida Blue member.  Call the Teladoc hotline at 855-225-5032