CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2022) – The Charlotte County Volunteer Reception Center is now open for individuals who would like to offer their skills to help with the disaster response. The VRC is supported by the Charlotte County Community Organizations Active in a Disaster, known as COAD, and is for volunteers who are not affiliated with any organizations.
To register and receive an assignment with an agency that needs assistance, individuals should go to the VRC, which is located at 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. It will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. daily.
If you have already registered on the COADFL.org site as interested in volunteering, you will be contacted and do not need to register again.
Donations of food and goods are being accepted at St. Vincent de Paul, 25200 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.
Donations of cash can be made online at COADFL.org.
For more information about volunteers or donations, call the Charlotte County Volunteers/Donations Hotline at 910-973-3916.
For Hurricane Ian information, call the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center at 941-833-4000 or 941-743-1320.
Follow Charlotte County Emergency Management for important emergency information at www.charlottecountyfl.gov/em, www.facebook.com/oemcharlottecounty, and www.twitter.com/ccoem.