Over $20 million in donations pour into Florida within 48 hours to help Hurricane Ian victims

More than 50 individuals and corporations have answered the call by donating over $20 million in just 48 hours for disaster relief to Florida communities that were impacted by Hurricane Ian, the catastrophic force of nature that slammed into the southwestern portion of the state last week and cut a destructive swath across the peninsula.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his wife, first lady Casey DeSantis are praising the generosity of those who have stepped up with their contributions to help the suffering victims of one of the most destructive storms to ever hit Florida, one which many were completely unprepared for thanks to the failure of the media which had spent precious days predicting landfall in Tampa Bay despite the unpredictable nature of hurricanes.

“Raising more than $20 million in 48 hours for The Florida Disaster Fund is a testament to the generosity and compassion from people across Florida and the country… this funding is already being utilized by organizations in the field to help people who have been impacted by this storm. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support for Florida,” Florida’s first lady said.

Over $10 million was raised within hours of the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund, a heartening example of how the Sunshine State has remained unpolluted by the madness of the left’s poisonous politics under the leadership of Gov. DeSantis.

“We are very appreciative and thankful for the outpouring of support. Raising more than $10 million in one day to The Florida Disaster Fund demonstrates the kindness and compassion of people across this state and nation… these private sector contributions will be deployed quickly and effectively to meet the immediate needs of those most impacted by the storm. We cannot thank people enough for their generosity,” Casey DeSantis said.

Some of those donating money reportedly included superstar Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, the Glazer family which owns the NFL team, Amazon, Walmart, Publix, Rumble, CVS, Goldman Sachs, Boeing, PGA Tour, Wells Fargo and Verizon among others.

“We know that for many Floridians there will be a long road to recovery, and we are committed to helping,” Mrs. DeSantis said, adding that with “the charitable contributions and generosity from people across the country, we have issued the initial one million dollars in payments to groups working on the front lines to help Floridians in need. Thank you to all who are supporting these heroic efforts.”

Those seeking to contribute to communities that have been impacted by the storm can do so through the Florida Disaster Fund.

According to its website, “The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.”

“Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN# 01-0973168), and are tax deductible. Up to 3%, however, no more than $30,000 is typically taken from each donation to cover administrative costs, including but not limited to staff salary, indirect costs and credit card and bank transaction fees. However, for Hurricane Ian, all administrative and credit card fees have been waived so that 100% of every donation can be used to help Floridians recover.”

In addition to the Florida Disaster Fund, numerous other entities are also pitching in to provide assistance to their fellow citizens in their time of need.

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