Our thoughts go out to everyone in the community that has been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Ian. We are thankful that our PBS Team and their families are safe. We are immensely grateful for the help and support SWFL is receiving from first responders and volunteers and as a community, will continue to restore and move forward.
Our office is open and operating under our normal hours of Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm and will continue to remain focused on “Re”Building Better Lives for our Team, for our Clients, and for our Community.
Post Hurricane Protection
As the community recovers from the destruction, please remember to protect yourself and your family members with these top five tips:
1: Stay safe during these devastating times. Remember to turn off your main breaker if power is lost and flooding has occurred. Continue to monitor updates from safety officials. Wear the appropriate safety gear when cleaning debris.
2: Please stay diligent when contacting general contractors. Ensure they are licensed and insured in the state of Florida before giving money or signing a contract. Click here to verify.
3: Contact your insurance company. Document and take photos of the damage and the demolition done after the storm.
4: Apply for FEMA assistance on their website or call 1-800-621-3362.
5: Do not engage with subcontractors or contractors that are requesting cash only. Request license and insurance information.
City of Naples
Click the Hurricane Ian Information & Recover page on the City of Naples website for news, links, and more.
Visit the Collier County Emergency Homepage for a full list of important information.
Fill out the form on their website or download the FEMA app. For additional assistance call: 1-800-621-3362.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. A national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
American Red Cross
The Red Cross is focusing on providing safe shelter, meals, and comfort for people facing unimaginable destruction. Visit their website for more information.
Visit St. Matthew’s Pantry schedule here.
How to Help
To Donate Supplies
Conservancy of Southwest Florida – Visit their Amazon Wish List.
Humane Society Naples – Canned kitten and adult dry cat food, cat litter, blankets, disposable gloves, bath towels, canned puppy and adult dog food.
Gulf Coast Humane Society – Accepting pet food and treats, canned cat and dog food, bleach, blankets, linens, and towels.
Greater Naples YMCA – Accepting dish soap, paper towels, rags, gloves, face masks, tarps, contractor bags, peroxide, band-aids, bleach, flashlights, fans, bug spray, diapers and wipes, shovels, rakes, buckets, and squeegees.
To Donate Money
The Collier Community Foundation: www.colliercf.org
Red Cross: www.redcross.org/donate
Salvation Army of Collier County: www.salvationarmyflorida.org/naples
United Way of Collier and the Keys: www.uwcollierkeys.org
Volunteer Florida: www.volunteerflorida.org
We are here to help and offer answers and resources the best we can.