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Rubio Staff Hosts Irma Recovery Assistance Centers Across Florida

Sep 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Miami, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today announced his staff will host comprehensive recovery assistance centers in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Naples, Fort Myers, and Immokalee next week. Rubio’s staff will be available to help residents affected by Hurricane Irma sign up for assistance from FEMA. Application checklists are available in English and Spanish. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will host an insurance village comprised of property insurance companies at each location to provide on-site assistance to policyholders to file a claim, ask questions and obtain needed insurance assistance and information. This is a public/private partnership of federal and state agencies, charitable organizations and companies gathering to provide critical resources.
“My office stands ready to assist the people of Florida as they recover and rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irma,” said Rubio. “I’ve seen firsthand the damage inflicted across the state, and it is my hope that these assistance centers will bring some relief for Floridians who suffered hardship from the storm. I would also like to thank all of the organizations, companies, and government agencies who are participating in this effort for their willingness and assistance during this difficult time. The people of Florida are resilient and I know that together we will get through these tough times. My office and I are here to help you.”
St. Augustine – Monday, September 18
St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL 32804
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Jacksonville – Tuesday, September 19
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Naples – Wednesday, September 20
New Hope Ministries
7675 Davis Blvd
Naples, FL 34104
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Ft. Myers – Thursday, September 21
Lee County Veterans Park Recreation Center
55 Homestead Road South
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Immokalee – Friday, September 22
RCMA Immokalee Community School 
123 N 4th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
Confirmed participating organizations, companies, and federal and state agencies:

American Red Cross
United Way of Florida
Catholic Charities
Florida SBDC Network
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis – Florida Department of Financial Services
CareerSource Northeast Florida
CareerSource Southwest Florida 
The Salvation Army
Jacksonville Urban League
Best Buy
First Data
Consumer Protection Coalition
Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
Agricultural and Labor Program
A list of participating insurance companies is available here.

*This list will be updated as more entities confirm their participation.