On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian, a category 4 storm, made landfall west of Fort Myers, Florida. One of the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. history, it caused widespread property damage and nearly 150 fatalities across western Cuba and the southeast United States.

To help with the relief efforts, C&W Services team members across Florida stepped in and volunteered by delivering over 2,000 pounds of food, clothing, and personal hygiene products to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers, Florida.  Additionally, the team raised over $2,000 in donations from team members, our C&W Services SBE partner, and others.

Here’s what Milagros “Milly” Diaz, Senior Director of Operations for the Southeast Region, shared about her team’s efforts:

“No matter what volunteers can contribute—their time, goods, or monetary donations, it’s important. It lets the neighborhood know they are not alone. Our C&W Services Florida crew, as well as everyone who contributed, did an outstanding job! The group that delivered the donations returned feeling ecstatic and excited to volunteer in the future at the Chapin Food Pantry. I am incredibly proud that our team was able to contribute to the relief efforts!”

We’d like to give special thanks to all the team members who volunteered to help raise funds and coordinated efforts to support those impacted by the devastation from Hurricane Ian. At C&W Services, our people are the backbone of our organization, and we’re proud to make a difference in our communities.

To donate or support the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers, please visit: https://harrychapinfoodbank.org/.