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This Week: Rubio Staff Hosts Irma Recovery Assistance Centers Across Florida

Sep 18, 2017 | Press Releases

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced his staff will host comprehensive recovery assistance centers in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Naples, Fort Myers, and Immokalee this 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


Volunteer Florida



A list of participating insurance companies is available here.

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