Hurricane Ian - Vee SOS
Vee Team
October 16, 2022

As the deadliest hurricane to strike Florida since 1935, Hurricane Ian was a large and destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane. It brought widespread destruction to western Cuba and the southeast United States, particularly Florida and South Carolina.

During Hurricane Ian's storm surge, homes were inundated by water, which left mold, mud, and muck behind, causing extensive damage for many residents. Most of these residents didn't have flood insurance. As a result, homeowners and renters are facing potentially life-changing expenses that could leave them homeless.

You can help in so many ways! From charitable donations to medical help to delivering food to those impacted by the hurricane and the support teams.

Do not self-deploy to disaster areas!

Listed below are ways to provide support without putting yourself or others at risk.


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Once you sign up, you can explore activities near you, pick a time, and register. That’s it. With Vee, you can join verified activities with outstanding social causes, and help when you're most needed!

Can I volunteer with my team at work?

Of course! Just create a Vee account and once you're in, click "Invite friends" at the top right corner. Your coworkers will get invitations to Vee and they can start volunteering right away. Would you like more assistance? Don't hesitate to contact us.

Volunteer opportunities

Blood Donor Ambassador
Be a welcoming face, and provide information to the blood donors about their blood donation. Help check them into the blood drive and provide them with snacks after.

Volunteer now!
Operation No Food Gap
Help with planting, gardening, harvesting, and distributing food to those in need. Suitable for teams & Individuals.

Volunteer now!
Wildlife Hospital - Clinic
Assist in rescuing and rehabilitating sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. Previous medical or veterinary experience is required.

Volunteer now

Check out Vee for more volunteer & giving opportunities

More ways to help

Florida Disaster Fund

The State of Florida’s official disaster fund was established to help communities in need.
You can find both volunteer and donation opportunities here.


This organization provides blood to more than 250 hospitals throughout Florida and parts of the South. They are encouraging people not affected by the storm to consider donating blood. While all blood types are needed, there is a particular call for O Negative and O Positive donors.
Find a Big Red Bus blood drive or a donor center near you

World Central Kitchen

For food relief efforts, WCK activates our Chef Relief Team, comprised of professional chefs, logistics experts, and other specialists to establish and oversee the emergency kitchens we operate after a disaster.

Volunteer here

The Salvation Army - Emergency Disaster Services

From Florida to Puerto Rico, the Salvation Army has been giving emergency services, temporary housing, food and emotional/spiritual care to survivors of Hurricanes Ian and Fiona. The organization estimates that they are helping 1 million evacuees in their Florida shelters alone, each feeding 500-1,500 people per day.

Donate here

Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief is deployed in Port Charlotte, FL serving hot meals to those impacted by Hurricane Ian, First Responders and Emergency Personnel, Utility Crews, other civic and volunteer organizations, and anyone who needs a hot meal. No experience is necessary.

Apply to volunteer

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