Taiwan Gives $300K to Florida for Disaster Relief
(RepublicanPress.org) – Hurricane Ian hit the Florida shore as a strong Category 4 storm, just 2mph below a Category 5, bringing devastating winds and rain that destroyed homes, businesses, towns, and lives. At the behest of Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), President Joe Biden approved disaster funds for the Sunshine State to assist with the clean-up and rebuild.
On October 6, the government of Taiwan also stepped in to help with a $300,000 donation for relief efforts. Miami’s Taipei Economic and Cultural Office told Newsmax the country was gifting the funds to Florida for the “ongoing recovery, restoration, and rescue efforts.”
The presentation to Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez happened during a National Day of the Republic of China reception in front of hundreds of guests. Before offering the gift, those present observed a moment of silence for the victims of the storm.
On behalf of @GovRonDeSantis, it was an honor to accept the $300K donation from @TECOMiami to the Florida Disaster Fund for our ongoing Hurricane #Ian recovery efforts.
We are so grateful for Taiwan’s dedication to our state as we work to get Floridians back on their feet. 🇺🇸🇹🇼 pic.twitter.com/G3ieZWpbu4
— Jeanette Nuñez (@LtGovNunez) October 8, 2022
Nuñez responded with gratitude for Taiwan’s generosity while mentioning the ongoing efforts by DeSantis and his wife in the wake of the natural disaster. The leader also said Florida and its residents support Taiwan’s efforts to keep its country free.
On October 7, Bloomberg reported that the death toll from Hurricane Ian had reached 100, making it one of the deadliest storms to hit the United States in the last 10 years.
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