U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced his staff will host a comprehensive recovery assistance center in Immokalee today. 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 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.
Today, Rubio’s staff will be at RCMA Immokalee Community School. Yesterday, they helped more than 3,200 Floridians seeking assistance in Fort Myers.
“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.”
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
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
Consumer Protection Coalition
Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Northeast Florida Community Action Agency
Agricultural and Labor Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
A list of participating insurance companies is available here.
*This list will be updated as more entities confirm their participation.