We hope this message finds you and your family safe from the storm. Our hearts and prayers go out to all Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian. The storm was one of the strongest hurricanes on record for the state and it wreaked havoc over large portions of southwest Florida causing mass destruction.
Everyone’s safety and recovery from Hurricane Ian are vital. As residents begin to assess the damage from the storm and coordinate their plans to rebuild, I know many of you and your companies are interested in how you can help.
The Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund has been activated and is accepting donations for assistance. You can find the online form to donate to the Disaster Relief Fund here: https://www.floridarealtors.org/about/charities/disaster-relief-fund/donate
Below are other opportunities to help people recovering from the impact of Hurricane Ian:
- Where to donate or volunteer to help Hurricane Ian victims: https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2022/09/29/where-donate-or-volunteer-help-hurricane-ian-victims/
- Feeding Tampa Bay: Hurricane Ian Disaster Response: https://volunteer.feedingtampabay.org/disaster-response
- Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer Hub: https://metromin.volunteerhub.com/vv2/lp/Tampa
For those affected by the storm, here are links to the applications for assistance:
- Individual applications can be found at: https://www.floridarealtors.org/about/charities/disaster-relief-fund/request-ndividual-assistance
- Brokerage applications can be found at: https://www.floridarealtors.org/about/charities/disaster-relief-fund/request-business-assistance
Please share this information with those in need. Florida Realtors and Greater Tampa REALTORS® will continue to connect with and support the Local REALTOR® Associations that were impacted by Ian.
Also, please be advised that Governor DeSantis and Secretary Melanie Griffin have issued an Executive Order extending the existing license renewal deadline of Sept 30, 2022, through October 31, 2022.
Stellar MLS will continue to be closed until Monday, October 3, out of concern for the safety of their staff and the power outages that are preventing remote work in the area.
We hope you and your loved ones are and remain safe.