Top Resources for Field Service Businesses Impacted By Hurricane Ian

Published on September 29, 2022

Whether your field service business is impacted by Hurricane Ian, or you want to find ways to help, this article will tell you everything you need to know.

We’ll cover everything field service businesses need, including:

  • Where to seek immediate assistance
  • Financial assistance resources
  • The best ways to volunteer and donate

Quickly and easily discover the top resources that field service businesses can access (or volunteer/donate) if affected by Hurricane Ian.

Emergency Assistance

If you live in an area heavily impacted by the hurricane, there are numerous ways you can receive emergency assistance and updates. However, these resources are no substitute for calling 911 in immediate emergent situations.

American Red Cross

  • Get help
  • Find open shelters
  • Access flood safety resources/information

FEMA

  • State and local resources
  • Safety tips
  • Emergency information and updates

Florida State Government

  • Power outages
  • School closures
  • Evacuation orders
  • Transportation information
  • Shelter status and openings
  • Emergency accommodations
  • State assistance information

Financial Assistance

Whether you need to apply for financial assistance or a small business loan, these federal government resources can help.

Federal Government Assistance

  • Tax relief
  • Food cost assistance
  • Utility bill help
  • Disaster relief assistance
  • Unemployment assistance
  • Mortgages for home rebuilding

U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Economic injury disaster loan
    • Since Hurricane Ian has been declared a natural disaster, your business can apply for a small business loan to assist with economic injury.

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Even if your field service business isn’t directly impacted by Hurricane Ian, there are several ways you and your team can help.

Whether you’re looking to volunteer or donate, here are several impactful ways to assist:

  • The Florida Disaster Fund: The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during hurricanes and other times of emergency.
  • FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters. 
  • Mercy Chefs: Mercy Chefs has deployed a full team with a goal to feed 30,000 professionally-prepared meals each day to state officials and impacted Florida residents.
  • Project HOPE: Project HOPE places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives and respond to medical crises and natural disasters.
  • Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army’s Hurricane Relief efforts provide food, drinks, shelter, emotional care and other emergency services to hurricane survivors and rescue workers.  
  • American Red Cross: The Red Cross has been hard at work deploying volunteer teams to Florida and connecting those in need with essential medical services. 

Originally published Sept 29, 2022 2:01 PM

Alyssa Sanders

Alyssa is a Content Marketing Specialist II at Service Autopilot. Her bookworming began after she discovered the Harry Potter series. Her love of books evolved into writing and creating content. When she's not writing, you can find her watching a new sci-fi series or shoving her nose into a book.
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