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Relief funds established for victims of Southwest Florida

August 30, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has joined forces to create giving funds to help our local neighbors enduring the effects of flooding and those displaced due to Hurricane Harvey.

Established in partnership with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, Lee County Emergency Management and Lee County Human Services, along with the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, the foundation has opened the Southwest Florida Flood Relief Fund.

The fund is a way for the community to help its neighbors in need in the aftermath of the storms and floods displacing residents across the region, especially south Lee County.

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One hundred percent of the funds donated will be used by the United Way to provide emergency funds to directly help people displaced from their homes and those suffering loss due to the floods.

The foundation is also partnering with the Greater Houston Community Foundation in creating the Hurricane Harvey Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, with all funds raised to be sent to aid those affected in Texas.

The Greater Houston Community Foundation is a lead organization that is providing immediate emergency funding and supporting recovery service organizations in the aftermath of Harvey.

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Source: Southwest Florida Community Foundation



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