The Orlando Sentinel reports:
More than 10 months after Hurricane Ian tore through Florida, millions of dollars raised through first lady Casey DeSantis’ Hurricane Ian relief campaign remain to be spent. Over $63 million in donations rolled into the Florida Disaster Fund as images of the storm’s devastation filled the airwaves, according to Volunteer Florida, the nonprofit organization that oversees the fund.
Volunteer Florida reports it has awarded about $56 million. About $7 million is left to be allocated. Volunteer Florida says the fund has awarded $32.5 million in grants to groups such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Most recently, an additional $2 million in grants were awarded to six educational foundations to purchase school supplies , according to information Volunteer Florida provided after this story published online.
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The piece goes on to note that thousands continue to live in temporary housing, tents, and RVs since the hurricane. The clip below is unrelated to the relief fund but you’ll find it entertaining.
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) August 3, 2023
OMG this is hilarious. Casey strikes again! Good luck to the consultants trying to pry the mic out her hand this fall! pic.twitter.com/URYWnIDf0Q
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 4, 2023