If you want to help those affected by Hurricane Ian, here are some resources available:
Florida Disaster Fund: The state's official private relief fund was "established to assist Florida's communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster," according to its website.
- You can donate online, send a check or text "DISASTER" to 20222 to make a $10 donation.
The Red Cross: You can donate online or text "IAN" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The group is also asking for blood donors.
- The Red Cross says it has helped operate shelters for those evacuating Hurricane Ian.
Volunteer Florida: This state agency has several volunteer positions available to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts, such as volunteering with the Red Cross or assisting with mental health services. Apply online.