Osceola REDI has been awarded $100,000 from the Florida Disaster Fund to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. The announcement was made this week by Florida’s First Lady, Casey DeSantis who said the Florida Disaster Fund has raised over $60 million in donations to help with recovery in communities impacted by Hurricane Ian.

“This really builds on our efforts to harness private-sector philanthropy and generosity to recovery efforts after the impact of Hurricane Ian,” said Osceola County Emergency Management Director Bill Litton, who is on the non-profit’s board of directors. “It will further the mission of Osceola REDI (Recovery from Emergency Disaster Initiative) to assist local disaster victims through pooling of community resources and assistance.”

Osceola REDI is a coalition of governmental agencies, faith-based and non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals. The non-profit provides comprehensive and integrated emergency management assistance to help Osceola County prepare, respond and recover from disasters. To learn more go to osceolaredi.org.

“It has been heartwarming to witness individuals and organizations come together from all over the country to generously help Floridians rebuild and recover,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “The $60 million raised reflects the graciousness and incredible commitment from good people to provide relief and hope. As we continue to target funds to maximize the impact of these donations , we could not be more grateful for the outpouring of support that makes these efforts possible.”

The Florida Disaster Fund, spearheaded by First Lady DeSantis, is the state’s private fund overseen by Volunteer Florida. This past week, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced up to $35.2 million in generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund will be used to allow verified nonprofit organizations to conduct critical temporary repairs on homes damaged by Hurricane Ian. Funds from the Florida Disaster Fund will also address unmet needs such as transportation, food assistance, housing aid, clothing, and household goods.

Osceola REDI otorgado $100,000 para los esfuerzos de recuperación del huracán Ian

Condado Osceola, Florida – Osceola REDI ha recibido $100,000 del Fondo de Desastres de Florida para ayudar con los esfuerzos de recuperación del huracán Ian. El anuncio fue hecho esta semana por la primera dama de Florida, Casey DeSantis.

“Esto realmente se basa en nuestros esfuerzos para aprovechar la filantropía y la generosidad del sector privado para los esfuerzos de recuperación después del impacto del huracán Ian,” dijo el director de Manejo de Emergencias del Condado Osceola, Bill Litton, quien forma parte de la junta directiva de la organización sin fines de lucro. “Avanzará la misión de Osceola REDI (Iniciativa de Recuperación de Desastres de Emergencia) para ayudar a las víctimas de desastres locales mediante la agrupación de recursos y asistencia de la comunidad.”

Osceola REDI es una coalición de agencias gubernamentales, organizaciones religiosas y sin fines de lucro, empresas e individuos. La organización sin fines de lucro proporciona asistencia integral e integrada de manejo de emergencias para ayudar al Condado Osceola a prepararse, responder y recuperarse de los desastres. Para obtener más información, visite osceolaredi.org.

El Fondo de Desastres de Florida es el fondo privado oficial del estado de Florida establecido para ayudar a las comunidades de Florida a medida que responden y se recuperan en tiempos de emergencia o desastre.x