FNGLA members lend support in hardest-hit South Florida

Heartbreaking images from areas of southwest Florida have emerged in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Many FNGLA members were impacted heavily and scrambled to get even their basic needs in order as a result of the storm.
The outpouring of assistance from those in the industry to their fellow members was truly something to behold — chapters mobilizing to set up drop sites and getting much-needed supplies to businesses in need. Drop sites were set up in the impact zone as well, with Mainscape Landscaping and SiteOne Landscape Supply in Fort Myers serving as two primary sites and Crawford Landscaping serving as an alternate. FNGLA's Manasota and Palm Beach Chapter members also worked tirelessly to set up drop sites to transport supplies.

Trucks from FarmShare arrived on site in the days following the storm at Mainscape to deliver pallets of food and water, with other donations coming in. Contributions to the FNGLA Disaster Relief Fund were also used to purchase fuel and other necessary items. A heart-warming display of solidarity among Florida's landscape and nursery industry, the Fund has so far raised more than $30,000. 
It will take many weeks to truly get a grasp on the total damage caused to the industry, but reports are beginning to reveal a wide swath of destruction within Florida's nursery and landscape industry. John Conroy of Fish Branch Tree Farm in Zolfo Springs joined Fox News on Thursday, September 29, to detail the damage to his business.

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