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Several Omaha based non-profits and private business send help in Florida to assist Hurricane Ian victims

OMAHA, Nebraska — A week and a day after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, Omaha Steaks mobilized its resources to assist.

It is shipping Florida thousands of steaks, pork chops, burgers, beef jerky, and beef sticks.

Omaha Steaks has collaborated with the group Mercy Chefs to make the cuisine. They have established themselves in a church in hard-hit Fort Myers.

“It’s one less thing they have to worry about,” said Omaha Steaks CEO Todd Simon. “They have so much on their minds right now, so we want to be there to help if they can receive a decent meal to give them energy and improve their spirits during this terrible time.”

Cannonball Express, a second Omaha-based nonprofit, has offered its services to help carry the food to Florida.

This weekend, the truck is expected to arrive in Fort Myers.

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