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For Immediate Release:
October 04, 2022
Media Contact:
Megan Nunez
[email protected]

Commissioner René García to support disaster relief efforts in Southwestern Florida

MIAMI-DADE – Hurricane Ian may be one of the largest natural disasters ever to strike Florida. In response, Senator René García, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 13, and City of Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo, Jr. are partnering to help the residents of Southwestern Florida battered by Hurricane Ian.

“My heart goes out to those impacted by Hurricane Ian. This catastrophic event affects all Floridians. That is why we are joining efforts with the City of Hialeah to provide support and assistance, whatever that may be, for our brothers and sisters on Florida’s west coast,” stated Senator García.

Much help is needed. Monetary donations can be sent directly to these communities by visiting or texting DISASTER to 20222.

We have also received requests for the following items:

These items can be dropped off at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Miami Lakes Station 1 or any City of Hialeah Fire Station daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Park drop-off locations include Babcock Park, Goodlet Park, Bucky Dent Park, and Casas Park, Monday through Friday, from 2 to 9 p.m.