Mosaic Responds to Hurricane Ian with Financial & Volunteer Support in Hardest-Hit Operating Areas in Florida
Mosaic and our company’s foundation are providing over $400,000 in financial support following Hurricane Ian. $100,000 is supporting local recovery efforts in our hardest-hit operating communities in Florida’s Hardee, Manatee and DeSoto counties. The $100,000 donation will be split evenly between the following organizations:
- Hardee County, Send Me Missions – connecting the community with volunteers from local relief organizations and offering home repairs including drywall, flooring and appliance removal, tarping roofs, mold mitigation and cutting fallen trees.
- Manatee County, Manatee Community Foundation – making grants to local nonprofit organizations providing response and relief.
- DeSoto County, DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Foundation – partnering with local organizations to support recovery efforts, including food, water, supplies and more.
Prior to hurricane season, Mosaic provided $55,000 in storm preparation funds to organizations across Central Florida. Another $300,000 is seeded in an Employee-to-Employee Assistance Fund that will be dispersed to employees most impacted by the storm. The Mosaic Company Foundation will double match all employee contributions to the fund, with nearly $30,000 in total raised to date.
On Thursday, October 6, the company hosted Mosaic Cares Day for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Over 75 Mosaic volunteers are on the ground supporting Send Me Missions in Hardee County Meals on Wheels of Manatee and the Myakka Community Center in Manatee County. Additional volunteer opportunities will be planned in DeSoto County when flooding and road conditions improve.
Our 2,900 Florida employees remain committed to each other and their communities. Many returned to work as soon as it was safe and the roads were cleared — our employees have a mission that cannot wait.
Mosaic’s mission is to help the world grow the food it needs, and the world depends on this Florida team to help put food on the table.