Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs):
Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers (9AM – 6PM)
Services Available at the Bass Road Location: FEMA Disaster Assistance, Food Stamps, WIC Assistance, Vital Documents (birth and death certificates), and more.
2295 Victoria Ave., Fort Myers (8 AM – 7 PM)
Services Available at the Victoria Ave. Location: FEMA Disaster Assistance, Food Stamps and WIC Assistance.
Food, Water, Shelter, Medical:
Food & Water Point of Distribution (POD) sites:
Hurricane Ian Resources (Food, Medical, Shelter)
Mental Health Resources:
Water and Food distribution locations are up: If NO INTERNET Call United Way by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone for access to food and water distribution locations in Lee County
Missing friend or Relative: contact Red Cross 1-800-733-2767
Shelter updates from Lee County Government:
Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 30, 2022 – Lee County is consolidating its shelter operations this afternoon as the shelter population shifts during recovery efforts.
The remaining shelters still have space for people in need.
The shelters remaining open are:
• East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres
• Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero
• Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero
• Island Coast High School, 2125 DeNavarra Pkwy, Cape Coral
• South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers
• Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers
Check www.leegov.com for Hurricane Ian updates.
Disaster Assistance: 1-800-621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov
Volunteer opportunity, please contact United Way at 211 or go to volunteerflorida.org
- Collaboratory has partnered with United Way to create a disaster relief fund for those affected by Hurricane Ian. To request support, call United Way Lee, Hendry, Glades by dialing 2-1-1 or calling (239) 433-3900.
- Comcast opened free Xfinity Wifi Hotspots throughout SWFL to help residents stay connected, including non-Xfinity customers! For a map of hot spots, visit Xfinity.com/wifi or download the Xfinity Wifi Hotspots app.
- Attached is a list of Point of Distribution (POD) sites and a Resource List for anyone needing shelter, food, water, and supplies.
- Tetra Tech and Ceres are hiring Cape Coral residents to staff disaster recovery crews across the city. Jobs are immediately available with the potential to earn over $1,400 per week. Visit disasterrecoveryhiring.com to become a debris removal monitor or Ceresenvironmental.com to become a debris removal contractor. If you have limited internet, call the recruitment lines for Tetra Tech at 866-960-2325, option 2 or Ceres Environmental at 1-800-218-4424.
- Lee County Hurricane Ian Hiring Event- info below:
Lee County’s disaster debris monitoring partner, Thompson Consulting Services, will be hiring local residents to support Lee County’s Hurricane Ian debris removal efforts. Positions are for immediate work; there is no physical labor, no experience is necessary, and training is provided. Qualified candidates have the potential to earn more than $1,300 per week. Candidates must attend a hiring event in person to be considered for employment. If candidates have access to internet, they can preregister at www.indeed.com/job/debris-monitor-data-collector-f0387556c5597ecf.There will also be an on-site registration kiosk available for residents without internet service. HIRING EVENTS Location: Jury Parking Lot, 2050 Broadway Circle., Fort Myers, FL 33901 Dates: 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. POSITION DESCRIPTION Debris Removal Monitors, also known as Data Collector or Field Monitors, are responsible for documenting debris collection and other activity performed by disaster recovery contractors. Training is provided. Candidates must meet the following criteria: • Must be at least 18 years of age • Must be able to read, write and speak English • Must have a valid driver license and safe driving history • Must have your own working vehicle and cell phone • Must have the ability to work in the outside elements for long periods of time (this may include standing outside for the duration of daily debris removal (rain or shine) • Must have a flexible schedule with the availability to work up to 12 hours a day and seven days a week; may be required to work some days in excess of 12 hours • Must be able to travel to various work locations within the recovery area • Must have high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Must pass random drug screening • Provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S. Thompson is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.