Hurricane Ian Relief
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay will be doing everything we can to provide destruction relief to our neighbors following Hurricane Ian. Our primary focus is to help rebuild the communities affected by the storm through home repair and debris cleanup. You can help families just like yours as Hurricane Ian passes through. Your gift today will directly support much-needed disaster recovery efforts. With your help, we can hit the ground running in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
RTTB's Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts
Making landfall on September 28 as a strong Category 4 hurricane in Southwest Florida, Hurricane Ian caused devastation in its path. With wind gusts of up to 140 mph, and rainfall up to 31 inches, the storm caused severe flooding and roofing damage to homes in an area already facing an affordable housing shortage. The damage was felt as far inland as Orlando, and rural areas of Polk, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties where almost every neighborhood was impacted by flooding and wind damage.
While many non-profit and government organizations are mobilizing now, few are likely to be there long-term to meet the repair needs of Floridians on fixed incomes. Rebuilding Together will establish a presence in the communities impacted and will be there for the long haul to help make Southwest Florida home again for those impacted by the storm.
Through a coordinated approach by Rebuilding Together’s national office, our Florida affiliates are responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian. With efforts led on the ground by Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay and support from Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Rebuilding Together Broward County, Rebuilding Together Central Florida, Rebuilding Together North Central Florida and Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches, we are responding with short and long-term rebuilding efforts for low-income families impacted by the hurricane.
We have an established presence with strong relationships that positions us to provide repair services to uninsured or underinsured low-income families, older adults, veterans and people with disabilities. We are working in an area stretching from Fort Myers, up to Tampa and as far inland as Orlando with a focus on areas most likely to not receive support from other sources.
In the short term, we will work to muck and gut homes that were flooded and tarp roofs that were damaged. We will be working long-term to bring displaced low-income community residents back home and help those whose home suffered damage during the storms.
Repairs we are providing include but are not limited to:
Roof repairs and replacement
HVAC repairs and replacement
Plumbing and electrical repairs
Drywall and insulation replacement
General property clean-up
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) believes that everyone deserves a safe and healthy place to call home. Safe, healthy, and affordable housing is out of reach for many of our neighbors and we are here to help. RTTB provides free critical home repair and affordable housing opportunities to Tampa Bay neighbors who otherwise could not afford it. Since our inception in 2000, RTTB has helped thousands of families through repairs, home assessments, education, supplies and affordable housing opportunities.
Rebuilding Together is a national organization with over 140 affiliates across the nation. Our mission is to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives. Our vision is for safe and healthy homes and communities for all.
RTTB owns and operates offices in Hillsborough County and Pinellas County. In 2021, we opened our Orange County Office, Rebuilding Together Central Florida.