The impacts of Hurricane Ian can be felt far and wide in our community. If you need assistance, please contact the church office by email or phone message and let us know how we can serve you. We will respond as soon as we can.

Disaster Recovery Call Center of the Florida United Methodist Church

Call 1-855-228-3862

Charlotte County Resources


FEMA is set up at Tringali Center

3460 N Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

Citizens can go online at to apply for assistance or 800-621-3362.

Daily Resource List

Food & Water Distributions

Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food, water and supplies distributed as available.

Tringali Recreational Center
3460 North Access Rd., Englewood
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food, water and supplies distributed as available.

Shelters Available

Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
6961 San Casa Drive, Englewood
A short-term shared living space for residents displaced from Hurricane Ian open with limited space.

Medical–Mobile Urgent Care

Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
6961 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224
FREE urgent care, chronic care
Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Charlotte County Transit

Charlotte County Transit resumed normal operations for shared curb-to-curb ride service provided to the general public. Call 941.575.4000 for reservations.

Wellness Check, Check on loved ones (Reunification Plan)

To check on loved ones call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767) option 4.

Charlotte County Emergency Call Center

There are now two numbers that you can use to reach the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Call Center for response and recovery information. You can call 941.743.1320 or 941.833.4000.

Cleanup Assistance

Free Disaster Cleanup Assistance available through Crisis Cleanup. Call 1-800-451-1954 to be connected with local relief organizations.

Receive Text Updates

Text the word CHARCOCARES to 888-777 to receive text updates on Hurricane Ian area resources and more

Sarasota County Resources

Call 311 for non-emergency requests.


FEMA is set up at Shannon Staub Public Library

4675 Career Lane, North Port, 34287

SCAT Bus Service On Demand, 941-300-1553

Citizens can go online at to apply for assistance or 800-621-3362.

Food Distribution

World Central Kitchen will be distributing food at the following locations from lunch until about sunset. At this time, World Central Kitchen is unable to predict how long each site will be active. More information is available on their Facebook page.

  • North Port, 12600 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port
  • Elks Lodge, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood 


Transit services to be restored over the weekend.

  • SCAT buses will return to normal routes & schedules starting Sunday, Oct. 9
  • SCATPlus is operational.
  • OnDemand service will be operational in all four zones (Downtown Sarasota/Lido Key/Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Venice/Englewood, and North Port) starting Saturday, Oct. 8.
    • Riders who are unable to book a ride through the website or the OnDemand by Sarasota County mobile app may call 941-300-1553.
    • Longer-than-usual wait times are anticipated; please be patient as our drivers navigate road closures/detours.
  • The Siesta Key Breeze trolley is operational.
  • Transit services may be an option for residents needing to reach FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center at the Shannon Staub Library.
    • The Disaster Recovery Center/Shannan Staub Library is within the North Port OnDemand service zone.
    • Riders in the Venice/Englewood OnDemand zone can
      • Take OnDemand to the Venice Train Depot or Venice Walmart Supercenter
      • Board the Route 9 SCAT bus
      • Get off the bus at North Port City Hall (end of line)
      • Take OnDemand to the Disaster Recovery Center/Shannon Staub Library

State & Federal Resources

Operation Blue Roof

Homeowners who suffered damage to their roofs from Hurricane Ian may now be eligible for Operation Blue Roof, a federal program that provides fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is a free service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm.

Residents are encouraged to sign up and check the status of their applications through the online portal available at The online process takes 5 minutes or less to complete.

Residents can call the toll-free number at 888-766-3258 to speak to a live operator and apply, but you should expect the process to take up to 20 minutes. Hours of operation for the phone line are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To qualify for the Blue Roof program:

  • The home must be the primary residence of the person or household requesting the emergency roof covering; AND
  • The residence has NO more than 50 percent of the roof framing damaged. The framing must support the plastic sheeting as a temporary repair, and be able to provide safe shelter once contractors install the tarp; AND
  • The resident certifies that he or she is the owner of the residence requested to be covered OR is a renter that has obtained legal permission to continue occupying the residence until more permanent repairs are made; AND
  • The resident certifies that they will shelter in the residence that they have requested to be covered; AND
  • The roof must be standard roof shingles, or a similar material that will allow contractors to nail the tarp in place. Contractors will consider repairs to metal roofs and mobile homes on a case-by-case basis and will install the cover if possible. Contractors cannot cover roofs made of materials such as slate, asbestos or clay tile, or other material which would be exceptionally difficult to repair, or would likely be damaged during tarp installation.

For more information, visit

Hurricane Ian Home Cleanup Hotline: 800-451-1954

If you need assistance with damage from Hurricane Ian, call the number above to ask for help. We will connect you with volunteers from local relief organizations, community groups and faith communities who may be able to assist with:

  • Cut fallen trees
  • Drywall, flooring, and appliance removal
  • Tarping roofs
  • Mold mitigation

All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to overwhelming need. This hotline will remain open through Friday, October 28, 2022.

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