Long Term Recovery Group being established as response to Hurricane Ian, United Way of South Sarasota County announces

Kick-off meeting planned for Dec. 13 at Sarasota County’s Emergency Operations Center

Community residents, leaders “and stakeholders with an expertise and passion for helping Sarasota County recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ian are invited to attend the Sarasota County Long Term Recovery Group Kick-off Meeting,” which will be held on Dec. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., organizers have announced.

The information about the plans came in the form of a news release from Barbara Cruz, president and CEO of the United Way of South Sarasota County, and Jaiden Johnson, director of development and communications, for that organization.

“As Sarasota County moves into the long term recovery phase our community is relying on us to be strategic and collaborative in our approach,” the release says. “By establishing a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) we can achieve just that!”

The release explains, “A Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within a community to assist individuals and families as they recover from disaster.”

It adds, “Our community rallied in the most impressive ways to meet the short term needs of basic necessities right after the hurricane and we would ask that you join us in rallying once again to meet the long term needs of our community!”

Members of the public who are interested in finding out how to help with the recovery from Hurricane Ian are encouraged to attend the Kick-off Meeting on Dec. 13, the release says.

The gathering will be held at the Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center, which stands at 6050 Porter Way in Sarasota (34232).

Anyone who plans to attend the meeting is asked to register by using the link below or by calling the United Way of South Sarasota County office at 941-484-4811.

This is the registration link: https://secure.everyaction.com/2mq1h7tsWUGcKxfEYQXhOw2

“All are welcome to attend this meeting and learn more!” the release points out.