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United Way establishes PODS sites for families impacted by Hurricane Ian

By Staff | Jan 18, 2023

United Way’s Gifts in Kind Program has partnered with PODS and 10 local social services agencies to form the United Way Recovery Distribution Program (UWRDP). The UWRDP will distribute much-needed furniture and home goods to people impacted by Hurricane Ian.

PODS donated the use of five 16-foot PODS storage containers, and United Way increased the total number to 10. The locations are distributed across Lee County, including the more heavily impacted island communities, to provide ease of access for as many people as possible.

Each location is locked and managed by a United Way Partner Agency or Community Partner, and members of the public can call their nearest location to schedule an appointment with the agency’s manager to meet at the PODS container and retrieve items.


In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, helping them to work together focusing on issues that continue to improve lives. United Way’s mission as a volunteer-driven organization is to improve the quality of life for all people in our community.

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades was established in 1957 and over $210 million has been raised and distributed since that time. For more information, please call 239-433-2000 or visit UnitedWayLee.org.

Source:United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades