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One More Child helps families hardest hit by Hurricane Ian

Bottled water heading to disaster areas

One More Child staff load pallets of water at the Azinger Compassion Center in Bradenton to send to areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Ian.
One More Child staff load pallets of water at the Azinger Compassion Center in Bradenton to send to areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Ian.

Volunteers hand out essential supplies to Ft. Myers residents

One More Child staff and volunteers greet residents in Ft. Myers with food, water, diapers, wipes, bug spray, tarps and other critical items.
One More Child staff and volunteers greet residents in Ft. Myers with food, water, diapers, wipes, bug spray, tarps and other critical items.

Lakeland, Fla., Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One More Child staff and volunteers are on the ground providing food, water and other critical resources to individuals and families recovering from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ian. Operating in Ft. Myers, Naples, Arcadia and Wauchula, One More Child is coordinating with local churches and other organizations to set up distribution centers where residents can get food and water, along with other important items such as diapers, baby formula, wipes, toiletries, bug spray, cleaning supplies and tarps.

“Many of the families we serve are single moms and were already struggling to put food on the table,” said Dr. Jerry Haag, president and CEO of One More Child. “Now, in the wake of a disaster like this, it’s even more urgent that we work with our partners throughout the state to mobilize quickly and efficiently, ensuring these essential items get to those who need them the most.”

One More Child has distributed 17 truckloads of supplies with more shipments scheduled to be delivered throughout Southwest Florida.

For more information on how to support the relief effort, visit www.onemorechild.org/relief.

About One More Child:

One More Child has provided Christ-centered services to vulnerable children and struggling families for nearly 120 years. Operating in more than 50 locations in 15 countries around the world, One More Child meets the needs of hungry children, sex trafficked children and teens, single moms, foster children and struggling families. In 2021, One More Child impacted 324,467 children and individuals, and provided more than 18 million meals. For more information, visit www.onemorechild.org.

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CONTACT: Joe McLeod One More Child 8639443586 joe.mcleod@onemorechild.org