On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida. In response, Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) will deploy its heavy equipment, laundry trailer, kitchen trailer and shower trailer to the Sarasota area from Oct. 5-29.
A press release stated, “The storm recorded powerful winds up to 155 mph, along with flooding that rose over 10 feet in homes, businesses, and over roads. This multistage disaster resulted in trees falling over roads, power outages across the affected areas, and so much more.”
EDOH founder Steve Tybor said, “We have been watching this storm very closely. Our team is ready to love and serve our fellow brothers and sisters who have just faced such a massive and disastrous hurricane.”
The organization will partner with Bayside Community Church in Florida. EDOH encourages and welcomes volunteers over the age of 18 to help with this disaster cleanup. Food and lodging will be provided for those volunteering. For more information about the Florida response efforts of Eight Days of Hope, visit www.eightdaysofhope.com.
“Our mission is to bring hope to the Sarasota community after tremendous loss,” Tybor said. “We plan to serve this community for multiple weeks.”
Visit www.eightdaysofhope.com to learn more.