Molina Healthcare of Florida Supporting Floridians in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

Before Hurricane Ian even made landfall, Molina Healthcare of Florida was preparing to assist members, providers and all Floridians. Once the skies cleared, they were in communities helping in whatever way they could through monetary donations, supplies, volunteer work and supporting emergency workers.

Below are just some of the efforts of our team members. The work is far from over as we work together to rebuild.

October 15

Community: Miami

Organization: Hispanic Coalition

In partnership with the Hispanic Coalition and Farm share, Molina distributed whole chickens, corn, bread, muffins, asparagus, pasta and marinara sauce.  After the community received their bags of food the volunteers gave flowers to families in each car in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 14

Community: DeSoto County

Organization: DeSoto County Department of Health

Molina partnered with the Department of Health to aid families in need of car seats, baby wipes, diapers and other items.

October 13

Community: Fort Myers

Organization: Farm Share 

Volunteers helped prepare supplies for distribution to Ft. Myers while at the Univision Television studios in Doral.  Molina employees sorted box fruit drinks, macaroni, water, garbanzo beans, canned pasta, boxed soups, granola bars, cookies and other food items.

Community: Fort Myers

Organization: Harry Chapin Food Bank

Harry Chapin Food Bank held an emergency distribution site at Tice Elementary School. Molina Healthcare of Florida volunteers handed out water, fresh produce and snacks to over 500 families.

Community: Fort Myers

Organization: Healthy State Coalition

Mothers received baby wipes and bottles from the Healthy State Coalition of Southwest Florida thanks to donations from Molina.

October 12

Community: Lee County

Organization: Haitian American Community Coalition Molina partnered with the Haitian American Coalition of Southwest Florida to create a hurricane relief closet stocked with paper towels, toilet paper, baby wipes, hand sanitizers and toothbrushes. The non-profit is also providing FEMA application assistance to those who lost, or sustained damage to, their homes.

October 7

Community: Cape Coral

Organization: Harry Chapin Food Bank

Volunteers handed out more than 600 bags full of hand towels, toilet paper, toothbrushes, coloring book, crayons and other items. Residents in need showed gratitude for the generosity through smiles and even tears.

Community: Collier County

Organization: NCH Healthcare System

Members of the community engagement team distributed bottled water and N-95 masks to NCH Healthcare System employees impacted by the hurricane. Nickolas Children’s Hospital partnered with Molina for the event.

Community: Lee County

Organization: Lee County Emergency Management

At the end of a long week of restoration and a community at hard work, Molina Healthcare of Florida Plan President Mike Jones and fellow employees served BBQ to members of the Armed Forces, FEMA teams, Florida Forestry Service and other organizations. More than 600 plates were prepared. Molina also gave out travel kits with personal hygiene products.

October 5

Community: Ft. Myers

Organization: Multiple Partners

Molina volunteers joined students from North Ft. Myers High School in distributing more than 3,000 items including paper towels, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, coloring books and crayons, baby wipes and batteries. Community Cooperative, Inc. joined to distribute food.

Community: Central Florida

Organization: Sacred Heart Ministry

Employees took part in a food packaging event with Sacred Heart Ministry, a partner of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida which serves six counties. 

October 1

Community: Statewide

Organization: Florida Disaster Fund

Molina announced a commitment of $150,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund to help with recovery efforts across the state.

Community: Statewide

Organization: Farm Share

Molina announced a pledge of $100,000 in support of Farm Share food bank. Molina also sent trucks to disaster areas to help distribute mattresses, pillows, sheets, water, food, flashlights and more.

Community: Lee County

Organization: Harry Chapin Food Bank

Molina announced a donation of $25,000 to help supply food areas in and around Lee County.

Community: Orlando

Organization: Latino Leadership

Molina announced a commitment of $25,000 to Latino Leadership to assist with recovery in the Orange County area.

Community: Melbourne

Organization: South Brevard Sharing Center

Volunteers quickly delivered water and supplies to support the non-profit’s food pantry after Hurricane Ian hit. 

Community: St. Petersburg

Organization: Metropolitan Ministries

Molina employees were on the ground removing debris so emergency workers could provide aid to access the area.