On September 28, Hurricane Ian began its landfall in southwest Florida and HealingStrong group leaders, Maike and Jim O’Rourke, along with long-time Group Leader Support volunteer Kim Pullon have been impacted both personally and professionally.  They are not the only ones. The devastation was quite the surprise as the storm’s exact location was never fully realized until it was close to landfall.  As a result, many people were stranded at the last minute.  Some have lost their homes and even worse, their lives.  

As a HealingStrong family, we want to come together and do whatever we can, from wherever we, are to support our HealingStrong family.

100% of what is donated through this page will be distributed in the Naples and South Florida area for those in our HealingStrong sphere of community. We will work directly with our Group Leaders in southern Florida.

Here are a few things Maike and Jim can distribute easily in their community:

  • Food vouchers or gift cards, including gas cards
  • Support for hotel expenses or housing needs.
  • Gift cards to help with essential needs.

HealingStrong feels very strongly that our Group families and community are a unified force, and together we can help make a huge difference in peoples lives — cancer or no cancer.  This makes sense to step up and serve or support. The pictures are some of the devastation in and around the Naples area.

Will you donate?

No amount is too small and HealingStrong will ensure 100% of the donations received through this effort will go to families in the HealingStrong community who have been impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Ian.

May the words in Isaiah 43:2-3 offer peace today: "When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. For I am the LORD your God, the holy God of Israel, who saves you."

If you would like to send gift cards or checks, please mail them to:

1862 Auburn Rd. Suite 118
Dacula, GA 30019
Mark in the memo line: Hurricane Ian

Questions? 706-974-0047


Scan the QR code with your banking app or send donations via email with Zelle: donations@healingstrong.org

Learn more about Zelle here, https://www.zellepay.com/

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12 Responses

  1. My heart and prayers are with you! I wish I could help in a more tangible way but am sending many blessings to those helping and enduring.

    1. Mary, thank you for your donation and your kind words. WE SO APPRECIATE our HealingStrong family stepping up to help!

  2. Love and prayers to Florida from Texas. Unimaginable what you’re experiencing- asking God to bring restoration, provision and healing to all impacted.

    1. Karen, thank you so much dear one. Your support in word and deed will be delivered to our HS Community. Appreciate this SO much.

  3. We are praying for all families in Florida, including our group leaders and members affected by this horrific storm. Our hearts are broken over this, I grew up in South Florida and still have a lot of family there who were also affected. Praises to Healing Strong, they are the true definition of COMMUNITY and SUPPORT! So much gratitude. Hoping this will help some. <3 <3 <3

  4. Praise God for Maike and Jim for all the good work they are doing amidst their own tragedy and heartbreak. Thank you both so very much!

    ‘As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers’
    Galatians 6:10

    1. Denise and Steve, thank you so much for connecting with our HS community in South Florida. We are so grateful for your love and support.

  5. Maike and Jim,
    Despite your own difficulties, you have found the strength to put that aside and help others. You are both examples of what it means to “love your neighbours”.

    thank you

    1. Pierre you are the best. I will send this over to Maike now. Thank you for your encouragement and support. We appreciate it all the way from up north! 🙂

  6. Our group in Snellville, Ga sends our love and prayers. Great news from Jesus…He sent His peace! John 14:27 “I (Jesus talking) leave the gift of peace with you–my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts–instead, be courageous!

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