Hurricane Ian made landfall in west coast Florida at a category four on Sept. 28. Since then, the damages and dangers persist. Many people’s homes and businesses are destroyed, leaving them with no power, no resources and no way of knowing what the future holds.
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) created the FNGLA Disaster Relief Fund page, and the association asks for “monetary donations primarily as this will expedite the flow of bulk goods to the affected areas and will go toward the purchase of the exact needs required.”
If a member needs assistance or wants to help someone in need, there is a Hurricane Ian Response document for people to list needed supplies and see what supplies are available.
“FNGLA represents Florida's environmental horticulture industry which generated $25.4 billion total output sales in 2018 and directly employed 242,000 people,” according to the FNGLA website. “FNGLA is a member-driven association that recognizes the need for individual industry members to unify. FNGLA works to better the industry, raising the bar on professionalism by spearheading marketing programs, providing promotional and educational venues for members, taking a leadership role in protecting and promoting our members' business interests, communicating the latest industry issues and providing professional accreditation to interested individuals.”
FNGLA also has a Disaster Assistance page where members can visit to prepare for a hurricane or other emergency. This page contains useful resources for before and after the storm.
Click here for more information.