The condition of Harlem Heights one year after Hurricane Ian

Reporter: Emma Heaton Writer: Matias Abril
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Harlem Heights, an under-served community in Lee County, was ravaged after Hurricane Ian, and like so many other residents, many were left with nothing.

There’s been a lot of work done a year later, but there is still a very long way to go. People still live in poor conditions.

To give you a better perspective on the Harlem Heights community, the poverty rate for children here is more than twice the Lee County average.

Family income is 40% below the county average, and so many people here lost their jobs because they worked in Fort Myers Beach.

Would you like to help Harlem Heights? 

Victim advocate Sonya Rodriguez has a non-profit that can be found on the IRS Website: 

Resource de Layor Inc.

Contact Sonya Rodriguez, CEO 239-645-1102.

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