As a Florida-based company, Costa is no stranger to the impacts that hurricanes can have on the southeastern United States. Since 2017, the #OneCoast brand’s relief efforts have been on hand to provide assistance to those affected by natural disasters through the purchase of OneCoast apparel, direct donations and volunteerism. And after Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact on Florida, they are once again helping thousands affected by the storm.
From Costa del Mar Sunglasses:
Coasts are places we all want to explore and PROTECT – especially in Florida, which Costa calls home.
One week ago today, Hurricane Ian made landfall on September 28, causing catastrophic damage to Fort Myers, Naples and surrounding areas in Southwest Florida. Although we were preparing for and closely monitoring the storm with our local Costa team and contributing partners across the Keys and Florida, the consequences are far worse than we imagined and these communities are suffering a devastating loss.
As #OneCoast, we will rebuild and restore these areas that have been drastically affected by Hurricane Ian. We’re proud to be part of an industry where we’ve seen countless brands, organizations and individuals step up to offer as much help as possible.
If you would like to join Costa in our efforts, here are five ways you can directly help those in need.
Contribute to the Captains for Clean Water: Hurricane Ian Relief Fund on the Front Lines.
Our friends at Captains for Clean Water have been boots on the ground since the beginning. Despite the loss of the CFCW office and the homes of many members, these captains and guides have been working around the clock – navigating the waters for rescue missions, setting up landing sites in East Florida and getting locals the supplies they need.
Donate to WARF (Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund) to support local captains, guides, crews + gear.
Professional and recreational fishing is often the cornerstone of coastal economies, and the ability for these small businesses to get back on their feet after natural disasters like Ian is critical. IGFA (International Game Fish Association) and Costa Sunglasses created WARF in 2017 to provide financial assistance to local captains, guides and outfitters in the wake of major natural disasters. To date, WARF has distributed a total of $225,000 to recreational fishing associations. Learn more here.
Place a bid or host an auction using #FliesforIan on Instagram.
What started as an Instagram auction by Josh Mills to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Ian, #FliesforIan has quickly gained momentum across the industry with auctions for guided trips, fishing gear and more. Having already raised nearly $50,000 in just five days, all proceeds from the #FliesforIan auction will directly benefit IGFA + Costa’s WARF fund. Visit Mills’ Instagram page, @millsfly to get involved.
Shop Costa’s #OneCoast clothing, with 100% of proceeds going directly to relief efforts.
Founded by Costa Sunglasses in 2017 after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated our coasts, #OneCoast continues to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters through the purchase of OneCoast clothing, direct donations and volunteerism. Shop the collection here.
Spread the word by posting and sharing on your social channels.
Join @CostaSunglasses’ #OneCoast mission by posting and sharing your stories to support those in need. Together we can make a difference.