A number of you have reached out with concern for our colleagues in Florida who are struggling through one of the worst natural disasters in recent U.S. history.
Teams based in our Key West, Port Charlotte, North Port and Venice offices are dealing with personal loss as they honor their professional commitments to help their communities get through the devastation that Hurricane Ian left behind.
Most importantly, we are checking in with each associate for status on their safety and the wellbeing of their families. We also are assessing damage to APG’s facilities. We will provide updates to you as we can. As our facilities are inoperable in some cases, we are making arrangements so that our teams can get news and information out to the community as quickly and as accurately as possible.
It is times like these when people need local journalism, and our teams are the best at doing this, working around the clock in our southwest Florida and Florida Keys communities. We have strong relationships with so many local businesses in these communities that lost everything, and we will also be there for them as they rebuild.
Our employees will be our top priority. Many of you have asked what you can do to help, and this makes me very proud.
We can assist our impacted associates with important clothing, supplies and food by shipping them whatever you can. Your local newspaper will pay for the shipping costs. If you want to ship directly, send what you can, properly boxed to :
200 East Venice Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285
Attn: Joanne Hackney