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**MEDIA ADVISORY** Post-Irma Insurance Villages and Disaster Recovery Centers Open This Week in Southwest Florida

9/18/2017

For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2017
 
Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413–2842
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, on Wednesday, September 20 and Thursday, September 21, CFO Jimmy Patronis and Senator Marco Rubio will co-host on-site insurance villages and comprehensive disaster recovery centers in Naples and Lehigh Acres in Southwest Florida. Local, state, and federal partners, including FEMA, will be in attendance to offer Floridians a wide array of relief assistance in one centralized location.
 
Insurance experts from CFO Patronis’ Department of Financial Services will be on hand to answer Floridians’ insurance-related questions and concerns. CFO Patronis has also arranged for several insurance companies with policies in the impacted areas to be on-site to help Floridians file post-storm claims. Consumers are encouraged to bring copies of all insurance policies with them to these events. A list of participating insurance companies is available here.
 
WHAT:              Insurance Village and Disaster Recover Center
 
WHEN:              Wednesday, September 20
                        8:00am to 6:00pm EST
 
WHERE:             New Hope Ministries
                        7675 Davis Blvd
                        Naples, Fla. 34104
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WHAT:              Insurance Village and Disaster Recover Center
 
WHEN:              Thursday, September 21
                        8:00am to 6:00pm EST
 
WHERE:             Lee County Veterans Park Recreation Center
                        55 Homestead Road South
                        Lehigh Acres, Fla. 33936
 
In addition to Senator Marco Rubio’s staff and those participating from the Department of Financial Services, the following companies, non-profit organizations, and federal and state agencies have confirmed:
 
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• American Red Cross
• Florida SBDC Network
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Florida Departments of Children and Families and Economic Opportunity
• First Data Corporation
• Anheuser-Busch Companies
• CareerSource Florida
• ElderSource
• United Way of Florida
• The Salvation Army
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