Sen. Rick Scott to Donate Senate Salary to American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels in Support of Hurricane Preparedness Efforts
May 24, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott announced that the senator will be donating his quarterly Senate salary to the American Red Cross Florida Regions and Meals on Wheels, which operates 126 programs throughout the state. Both of these organizations play a critical role in serving our communities, especially during hurricane season, to help families and our senior citizens receive much-needed resources and support. Senator Scott has donated his Senate salary every quarter since taking office.
Later this week, Senator Rick Scott be traveling the state on a hurricane preparedness tour across Florida to emphasize the importance of planning ahead for the 2023 hurricane season beginning June 1.
Senator Rick Scott said, “The 2023 hurricane season is around the corner, and there’s no better time to get prepared than TODAY for any potential weather. As I travel the state this week to encourage Floridians to get prepared, Ann and I are proud to announce that we will be donating my Senate quarterly salary to Florida sectors of American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels to support the great work they’re doing throughout our state during this Hurricane season. Right now, so many families are continuing to struggle to make ends meet with inflation, and often turning to organizations like these for help with extra supplies for their emergency supply kits and stocking up for potential weather. One of the best things about the state of Florida is that when Floridians are in need, there’s always a helping hand available – these organizations and their many committed volunteers are a prime example of that.”
Sharon Council Carraway, Executive Director/State Relations Representative, Capital Area Chapter of American Red Cross, said, "I have had the opportunity to work with Senator Scott for 10 years, both as our Governor and our Senator. His faithful support of Red Cross has been unwavering. This generous donation will help us deliver our life saving, life changing mission in Florida. Thank you, Senator Scott and Mrs. Scott, for always being an advocate for Florida and American Red Cross. We appreciate you!!"
Mark Adler, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels South Florida and President of Meals on Wheels Florida, said, “We are overwhelmed with gratitude towards Senator Scott and Mrs. Ann Scott for providing us with a donation that will provide hurricane-preparedness meals to Florida’s homebound seniors. Thanks to this generous gift, we will be able to provide shelf-stable hurricane preparedness meals to senior clients. Senator and Mrs. Scott’s generous gift underscores their commitment to supporting Florida’s most vulnerable older adults.”