VISIT FLORIDA Coordinates Lodging for Florida NICU Households Displaced After the Storm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — All through the state’s response to Hurricane Ian, VISIT FLORIDA has labored carefully with authorities and journey manufacturers, equivalent to Expedia, AirBnb and hoteliers all through the state, to attach displaced Floridians with assets for locating appropriate short- and long-term lodging.
Earlier this week, VISIT FLORIDA discovered of 23 households, who evacuated from their properties in Lee County whereas their newborns have been in NICU care, have been urgently in want of momentary housing in Broward County as their infants have been being transferred to close by hospitals. Due to the Broward hospitality business, VISIT FLORIDA was capable of safe lodging for each single household in want of help.
The donated rooms, spanning throughout 19 inns in Broward County, will likely be offered to the households freed from cost whereas their infants obtain life-saving medical care from Broward Well being, Joe Dimaggio, Memorial Miromar, and Memorial West Hospital.
Lodges donating rooms embody:
- Bahia Mar
- Conrad Fort Lauderdale Seaside
- Costa Hollywood
- Diplomat Seaside Resort
- Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale seventeenth Road
- 4 Seasons Ft. Lauderdale
- Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Seaside Resort & Spa
- Hilton Backyard Ft. Lauderdale Airport
- Hollywood Seaside Marriott Lodge
- Maren Curio Assortment by Hilton
- Margaritaville Hollywood Seaside Resort
- Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Airport
- Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West – Plantation
- Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Riverside Lodge
- Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Seaside Resort
- The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Seaside Resort
- The Pelican Grand
- W Fort Lauderdale
“We’re humbled to have the ability to assist Floridians get well from the devastating influence of Hurricane Ian,” mentioned Dana Younger, VISIT FLORIDA President and CEO. “This unimaginable act of generosity from our lodge companions ensures that a few of Florida’s most weak residents are nonetheless capable of get important medical care regardless of being displaced by the storm. We sincerely thank these inns for his or her donations to Florida’s NICU households and making such a constructive influence on our state.”
“When Dana Younger contacted us to assist these Southwest Florida households in want, the reply was an instantaneous “YES” and we mobilized,” mentioned Heiko Dobrikow, The Las Olas Firm / Riverside Lodge, EVP / GM mentioned. “Inside lower than 12 hours, the Broward County Hoteliers dedicated to care for our fellow residents and supply a small sense of peace throughout their tough occasions.”
Donating To Floridians In Want
First Girl Casey DeSantis not too long ago introduced that throughout the first 5 days of activation, the Florida Disaster Fund raised practically $35 million in donations to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. To make sure each greenback goes on to Floridians in want, Volunteer Florida, Visa, MasterCard, American Specific and Paypal’s Braintree have waived all administrative and bank card charges for contributions made to the Florida Catastrophe Fund.
To make a contribution to the reduction fund which is able to assist these affected by Hurricane Ian, go to www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or by texting DISASTER to 20222.
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