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There are no words that can express the sadness we are feeling over the devastation and destruction we have experienced during Hurricane Ian. This page will be updated with our efforts to love our neighbors during this time. Please click the links below to request assistance or donate toward our efforts. 


After a disaster, it is common that people experience varying types of mental suffering such as heightened stress, anxiety, fear, grief, and trauma.

As a church, we are taking steps to help people with their physical needs, but we also want to care for your heart and mind as well.


Thank you for making a difference to those who have been negatively affected by Hurricane Ian. We as a church have taken the following approach to help our community. We started this journey in a sprint immediately following the hurricane by cleaning out homes, tarping roofs, removing debris, providing meals, opening a free store, delivering supplies, and providing a giant tent for Southwest Florida Baptist Church to have a place to gather for worship.


As we moved into more of a relay race, we have had teams, small groups and individuals helping to rebuild homes in the "Iona" and "Island Park" area as well as fixing some damage experienced here at Riverside.


Our next step is to craft a marathon approach by partnering with a disaster relief ministry named Reach Global who will be stationed on our campus for at least the next two years. They will bring in and send out teams from all over the country into our community to help rebuild homes, provide support for both spiritual and mental health all while building relationships. It is through those relationships that we hope to share the gospel and make disciples of Jesus. Thank you again for partnering with us to help those in need in this ongoing effort.  

Our supply shop is closed, but the following organizations are accepting donations at this time:


Riverside Church - Edgewood Elementary Weekend Food Bags

Drop offs Monday-Thursday 9A-4P or Sundays during services


Pregnancy Resource Center Baby Boutique

4963 Royal Gulf Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33966

Call (239) 217 4838 for info


Gulf Coast Humane Society

2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, FL. 33916

Call (239) 332 0364 for info

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