"I was in the neighborhood over the weekend. People are still talking about you!"
Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts in Southwest Florida
On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian ravaged communities in Southwest Florida, leaving many with uninhabitable homes and not knowing where to turn for help. The following day, Project Outreach volunteers were at work in multiple neighborhoods throughout Naples. As word spread about Project Outreach, the lists of people seeking help grew...and grew...and grew. With Facebook as our "central command post," we enlisted the help of countless volunteers while receiving new requests daily on behalf of victims throughout the region. It became much like a dispatch center, with our founder, Angie, continually aligning community needs with available volunteers.
On a daily basis, Project Outreach volunteers were doing the heavy lifting and cleanup for the elderly, provided resources (i.e. food, clothing, cleaning supplies) for those in need, and shared hope and love with many hurting hearts. It is catastrophes like Hurricane Ian that exemplify the value of Project Outreach in our community. We are an independent, grass roots organization with hearts to serve. Our mission is simple and our volunteers are quick to act: Where God calls us to meet a need, we go.
To get involved, join us on Facebook where you can learn of future opportunities and follow the incredible impact our volunteers are making. Consider supporting our efforts by making a tax deductible donation to our 501c3 nonprofit. We are a 100% volunteer force with all donations going directly to providing the resources and purchasing the supplies needed to continue our work.
"Thank you so much to you and your wonderful volunteers. Your group is absolutely amazing! I think they ended up doing four homes in my neighborhood that day. Everyone is still talking about them. I've never needed help like this and it was hard and humbling to admit we needed help. Your team was so kind, considerate, caring, and understanding. What you all are doing is incredible."
- Ginny Maxwell
100% Volunteer Force
Our Amazing Volunteers Make It Possible
For many weeks following Hurricane Ian, Project Outreach volunteers partnered with local churches, schools, and other organizations to provide resources and help our neighbors dig through the rubble, haul ruined furnishings, and clean up flooded homes. The work was hard, the hours and days were long, but as you can see from the photos, our volunteers were still smiling and bringing hope to the lost.