Update on our NPHI members most affected by Hurricane Ian

Last week Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida’s peninsula. The storm severely affected several communities that our NPHI members serve. Our leadership has been monitoring the situation, and we want to update you on how things are going and what you can do to support them.

We are in constant communication with our members most affected by the storm. They are regrouping, and as the waters recede, their communities have started cleaning up. However, it will take some time. Some areas were heavily affected, and It will take weeks, months, and in some cases, years. We will continue to be there every step of the way. ”
Carole Fisher, President

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our members affected by Hurricane Ian. They are resilient, and we are confident they will bounce back stronger than ever. If you can help in any way, please do. Our members are a safety net to their communities, and right now, they need our help! “

Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO

Below is how you can help our members most affected by Hurricane Ian.

Avow Hospice
They have set up a donations page for this effort that outlines the type of help they need. They are in desperate need of toiletries, cleaning supplies, towels, and $25 gift cards (gas, Walmart, Amazon, and Target)
If you want to ship items :

Shipping address
Avow Hospice
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples, FL 34105

Please visit their donation page to see how you can help!

Empath Health/Tidewell Hospice
Empath Health has requested similar support.

  • Gift cards for gas, groceries, and other basic needs (Walmart, Amazon, Target, etc.)
  • Towels and cleaning supplies
  • Water
  • Nonperishable food items
  • Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, tissues)
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Personal care products (pads, tampons, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Fans
  • Phone chargers
  • Pet food and pet supplies

You can ship or drop off donations to this address:

Shipping address
Tidewell Hospice
Attention – Colleague Relief Team c/o Stacy Groff
5955 Rand Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34238

Learn more about how their services have been affected

Hope Healthcare
They are also looking for $25 gift cards (Walmart, Target, Amazon or gas) to help clean up and support their staff.

Shipping Address
Samira Beckwith
Hope Healthcare
9470 Health Park Circle
Ft Myers, Florida 33908

If you have any questions, please reach out.

We appreciate your support, and thank you in advance!