Rebuilding in Florida After Hurricane Ian
Our Non Profit Medical Clinic is Thriving, Not Just Surviving Post Ian
A Message from our CEO, Scott Baier:
I hope that this message finds you and your family safe. As Florida continues to reel from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been impacted by this terrible storm. Since 1974, CPCI has been a part of the Southwest Florida community and our hearts are with all of those who have been affected. If you are in that group, count on our continued prayers. We will make it through together, with God’s grace, one step at a time.
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you about the status of our clinics as well as ways that you can help CPCI and the Florida community during this crisis.
CPCI’s Downtown Naples clinic was significantly damaged by ten inches of water that flooded the building due to storm surge. Remediation efforts are already underway and we are truly blessed by the number of volunteers who have been contributing their time and resources to begin helping us restore the office. While this clinic must temporarily be closed, we resumed operations in Naples this morning by directing clients to our satellite clinic located on the corner of Goodlette-Frank and Creech Road. We are thrilled to report that a client who came there for her appointment today chose life for her baby! This is proof that even amidst the storm, God brings life and works miracles.
Our Fort Myers clinic was not damaged by water, but it is still experiencing a power outage which is limiting operations there. As soon as power is restored we will be fully operational and are in the midst of putting together plans as to how we can proactively bring additional resources and care to all those in the Fort Myers community. I will be sharing more in the coming days about further steps we are taking.
We are grateful to share that our Gainesville clinic was largely untouched by the storm and that our Sarasota clinic sustained minor damages. I want to thank all those who came out over the weekend to help clean up debris and those who worked to restore the air conditioning system at the Sarasota clinic. Thanks to you, and with power now having been restored, we are ready to resume operations in Sarasota tomorrow.
The impact of this storm was unlike anything we have ever experienced. Communities and families all along the southwest coast have been severely devastated, and it will take time to rebuild and recover. Now more than ever, women and families are in crisis and we at CPCI will continue to do our part to be there to help them and protect lives from abortion.
How You Can Help
Make a Donation
Our Naples clinic has sustained over $30,000 worth of damages. We are in need of your generous support to help rebuild our clinic. We are also in dire need of donations to help fund expanded client services and material assistance. Your pro life donations are needed now more than ever.
Purchase or Drop Off Necessary Items for Clients
CPCI provides mothers in need with diapers, clothing, wipes, and other necessary items for their babies. We rely on your generosity to make these items available. Please consider purchasing items from our registry linked below or you can drop off the following to your local CPCI clinic:
– Diaper: Sizes 3-5
– Clothing: New or gently used boy and girl clothing, size newborn to 2T
– Baby wash
Sign Up to Volunteer
If you are in the Southwest Florida area and are able to help volunteer, please send us a message so that we can let you know what opportunities are available.
Join Our Text Prayer Chain
We cannot do what we do without the support of prayer. Please sign up to receive CPCI’s prayer alerts so that you can receive text messages when a CPCI client is in need of prayer.
I am grateful to share that all of our wonderful staff members are healthy and we are doing our best to assist those who have suffered damage to their homes. We recognize that many of our supporters have been affected as well and we want you to know that our prayers and hearts are with you. We are in this together and I am confident that because of you, CPCI and the Florida community will emerge stronger than ever before.
Please keep us in your prayers and know of my prayers for you.
Scott Baier CEO