Mayo Clinic to support Hurricane Ian disaster relief

(ABC 6 News) – Mayo Clinic is stepping in to contribute $250,000 to the American Red Cross Fund for Hurricane Ian disaster relief efforts.

Mayo Clinic has a long history of caring for the communities it serves during times of natural disaster. 

“Mayo Clinic is saddened by the devastation and loss suffered by many people across areas of coastal and central Florida due to Hurricane Ian. Communities quickly felt Ian’s impact with major flooding, storm surges, and high winds resulting in loss of life and significant structural damage that spans nearly 100 miles along western coastlines and many miles inland.

To the people who have been affected by this disaster, Mayo extends its deepest sympathy.”

The American Red Cross response has been swift. The organization has 1,200 volunteers on the ground with more on the way, has provided 120,000 meals, and is working to open feeding kitchens in partnership with Southern Baptist that will be able to provide 40,000 meals each day. They continue to provide shelter to thousands and answer calls for assistance.