MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — As communities work through the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Manatee County is offering a variety of resources for residents and visitors in need.
If anyone has been displaced from their home, the county said the First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1615 59th Street in Bradenton, has opened its Fellowship Hall. There is room for 100 people and anyone who comes is asked to bring their own bedding.
The county said staff also delivered tarps and water to the Myakka Community Center, located at 10060 Wauchula Road.
For those in need of food, the Manatee Mega Pantry - Feeding Tampa Bay food distribution is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeSoto Square Mall in Bradenton, located at 303 301 Blvd. W.
Meals on Wheels Plus Food Distribution will also host events on Monday, Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
- Lincoln Park, 501 17th St. East, Palmetto
- Myakka Family Worship Center, 33420 Singletary Road, Myakka City
- Pride Park, 815 63rd Ave. East, Bradenton
While these events are set to assist the community, Manatee County said there were still more needs.
Anyone, or their organization, who is coordinating relief efforts, or would like to, is asked to contact the Manatee County Volunteer Coordination team at 941-748-4501, ext. 1522.
Manatee County declared a local state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian tore through southwest Florida, leaving thousands without power and flooded neighborhoods. Get the latest news here.