Hurricane Ian hit central and eastern Florida with record-breaking winds, flooding, and storm surges. Photos from communities along the water’s edge show entire neighborhoods under several feet of water. Power, water, and medical care are crucial for these communities as Floridians try to return to normal.
Thankfully, rebuilding efforts have already begun. This weekend, Stephen Cain joined a group of leaders and staff from the Florida Justice Association to deliver three trailers of generators, chainsaws, fuel, water, food, first aid kits, and other supplies. The group also helped clear debris with chainsaws alongside local volunteers. Donations to the FJA Research and Education Foundation funded the supplies, and the organization will continue delivering supplies as more donations come in. Clearing debris from the road also helps quicken the pace at which aid arrives. As the roads clear, it will be easier for more and more communities in need to get help.
According to The Florida Bar, the effort raised more than $30,000 within the first 24 hours and then topped $50,000.
Stephen Cain is a proud member of the FJA and has agreed to spearhead as chairman of the relief efforts. To date, he has enlisted other legal organizations and businesses to join FJA’s efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Stephen’s tireless work on behalf of the injured and wronged extends far past his professional duties. He’s proud to be helping Floridians get back on their feet after a catastrophic and historic hurricane.
Donate here if you can help facilitate the delivery of vital supplies.