Operationfloat Florida

We started as a group assisting the community of Orlando afer the Pulse night shooting with just 5 people: Cici Danielson and Jess Smith, Mick Ferrari, Jen Volpe and Michael DaCosta. Then again in the beginning of Sept., as a Hurricane Harvey relief coalition and joined forces with Awakening Wellness, Love Life International Ministries, and Everyday Hero Project. We sent a truck with a trailer and supplies to Houston for Stage 1 recovery 9/5. 

Currently, all of the partners have committed to helping the people affected by IRMA hurricane. Please make sure to help us provide relief to Hurricane Irma victims.  Join our statewide community wide effort to help Florida!  Businesses, colleges, organizations, churches and residents have come together to assist our fellow Americans! Everyday Hero Project (EHP) and OperationFloat have coordinated and grown with our community partners to demonstrate #FloridaStrong. We are currently serving communities in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Naples, and Everglades City (the list is growing).

The disbursement leadership team is comprised of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, www.EvergladesGallery.com (Miami), Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, www.LisetteMorales.com (Naples), Women’s March Florida (statewide), LP Collective (statewide) Awakening Wellness (St. Pete), and www.EverydayHeroProject (Hawaii-Haiti). For more information on a complete coalition list, please request via contact info below.

Please contribute to our efforts with:

Volunteer people power *Gas * Transport vehicles *Monetary donations  * Water * Ready Made Food *Fresh Fruit * Hygiene Supplies * Baby Supplies/food *Cleaning Supplies*Media support (tv, radio, social media) *New Socks & Underwear *Medical Supplies

Thank you for your consideration in helping with event promotion, item donation drives, or monetary contributions.  Contributors will receive 501c3 tax donation receipts: please email requests to [email redacted] and include your name, address, photos (of receipts, goods, or cash/check), and total cash value. Our project budget will be given upon request as we are operating with total transparency. Donation Stations: See page 2 for resident verified trusting staging and mailing address for each city.

Leading management (local residents of Florida) for disbursement of donations

Clearwater: Lisa Perry [phone redacted]
St. Petersburg: Michael DaCosta [phone redacted] Catalina Farrington [phone redacted]  Lisa Perry
Naples: Lisette Morales [phone redacted] Ellen Hemrick [phone redacted]
Everglades City: JohnBob Carlos [phone redacted]
Immokalee: Julia Perkins [phone redacted]
Michael DaCosta, Lead Organizer Operation Float, [phone redacted]
Catalina Farrington, Executive Director Everyday Hero Project & Operation Float, [phone redacted]
Lisa Perry, Chair Women’s March Florida Chair & Operation Float

Operation Float coalition email: [email redacted]
Thank you for your consideration in joining our coalition to support Florida!

Resident Verified and Trusted Donation Station Staging Areas
Contact Site contacts for volunteer hour information. Goods can be mailed here and will go directly to where is needed or specified by donors.

Clearwater/St. Petersburg: [email redacted]
Awakening Wellness 6161 9th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 Michael DaCosta [phone redacted]
Kriseman Headquarters 1638 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N St Petersburg, FL Lisa Perry [phone redacted]

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples 6340 Napa Woods Way Naples, Florida, FL 34116
Ellen Hemrick [phone redacted]

Everglades City:
Everglades City Fire Station, 201 Buckner Ave N, Everglades City, FL 34139
JohnBob Carlos: [phone redacted]

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Program 110 South 2nd St. Immokalee, FL 34142
Julia Perkins: [phone redacted]

Let's show everyone that people can be effective and work as a community.


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