Hurricane Ian crashed into the west coast of Florida as a dangerous Category 4 storm and caused catastrophic destruction, including at least 100 deaths and communities that were left unrecognizable after the flooding and winds.
Heart to Heart International deployed one advance response team to Florida ahead of the storm and more teams followed with our Mobile Medical Unit and FedEx-sponsored Mobile Medical Van packed full of hygiene kits and other supplies needed after a disaster. Our Disaster Response Team is working with partners in the impacted areas and has sent thousands of hygiene kits in response to the storm.
The medical team is in Arcadia, Florida, to provide healthcare to a community that was already under-resourced and was then hit hard by Hurricane Ian. Working in coordination with the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, the team is set up to provide medical services alongside a distribution center offering food, water and supplies.