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First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Partnership with Tervis to Raise Money for The Florida Disaster Fund

Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

VENICE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced an exciting partnership with Tervis, the drinkware company known for its famous Tervis tumblers, to launch a new tumbler created to help Floridians recovering from Hurricane Ian by raising money for the Florida Disaster Fund. Tervis, a family-owned and operated business headquartered in North Venice, Florida, was directly impacted by Hurricane Ian. Together, First Lady DeSantis, Volunteer Florida, and Tervis have created a design with Florida imagery for the new tumbler product. With every sale of this tumbler, all proceeds will go to the Florida Disaster Fund. Products will be available for purchase today on the Tervis website HERE and will soon be available in stores for purchase. To watch the First Lady’s full remarks, click here.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Tervis to support the Florida Disaster Fund and help Floridians in need. This partnership is uniquely special because as Tervis rebuilds its own team in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, they’re also helping other Floridians recover – such kindness is what Florida is all about,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “The newly-designed tumbler signifies the strength of our state, and the Governor and I are tremendously grateful for Tervis’ partnership with this effort.”

“Witnessing the aftermath of Hurricane Ian has been devastating to the Tervis family, as it has greatly impacted us all,” said Rogan Donelly, Tervis President & CEO. “But what has truly been inspiring is seeing how this hardship has united an entire region. People helping others out in any way they can, even if they themselves have experienced loss, is admirable. That is what motivated us to launch an initiative to raise funds for the recovery efforts for all Floridians.”

In one week, the Florida Disaster Fund has raised nearly $40 million. First Lady DeSantis has spearheaded efforts to encourage private partners to donate financially, and Volunteer Florida will use donated funds to directly aid individuals and communities in their recovery efforts. The State of Florida is proud to partner with Tervis, a company that is using all means necessary to aid its community.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. To contribute, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org, text DISASTER to 20222, or send a check to the address below.

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Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.

Volunteer Florida Foundation

Attention: Florida Disaster Fund

1545 Raymond Diehl Road Suite 250

Tallahassee, FL 32308

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