Crisis Cleanup hotline helps with debris removal following Ian’s aftermath

The hotline is open through Oct. 28

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Florida residents affected by Hurricane Ian’s destruction can utilize a free service that connects them to volunteers who can help with debris removal.

Crisis Cleanup is working in coordination with various city officials across Florida to connect disaster survivors with volunteers willing to help after Ian’s devastation.

Residents who may need assistance with collecting debris and damaged items can call the Home Cleanup Hotline at 800-451-1954 for free assistance from volunteers, local relief organizations, community groups and faith communities.

These groups may help with cutting fallen trees, removing drywall, flooring, appliances, tarping roofs and mold mitigation. However, services are not guaranteed due to overwhelming demand.

The hotline will be open through Oct. 28.

This service can not assist with social services such as food, clothing, shelter, insurance or questions about FEMA registration.

If you are interested in volunteering for cleanup and recovery efforts, visit www.volunteerflorida.org for opportunities.

More information on Crisis Cleanup can be found at www.crisiscleanup.org.