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Company offers hurricane protection systems for nurses

Storm Smart announced the initiative May 12, Nurses Day.

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File. Storm Smart Executive Chairman Brian Rist.
File. Storm Smart Executive Chairman Brian Rist.
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FORT MYERS — Storm Smart, one of the largest manufacturers and installers of code-approved hurricane protection products in the state, has a new program to support front line health care workers.

The company , according to a statement, intends to donate a whole-home hurricane protection system each month during hurricane season to a local nurse through its “We Care” Program. The company, the release adds, says, “providing these state-of-the-art systems to nurses is Storm Smart’s way of saying “thank you” for the resilience, courage and tireless efforts of nurses across the region.”

The company announced the initiative May 12, Nurses Day. “Giving back to our community is an important core value of Storm Smart, and we are always looking for additional ways to support those in need,” says Executive Chairman Brian Rist in the statement. “What better way to honor our those on the front line of health care, than to celebrate National Nurses Day through our We Care Program and use those donations to protect those who have protected us throughout this pandemic.”

In order to nominate yourself, a family member, friend or neighbor, email Storm Smart at [email protected] You may nominate a person based on need, circumstance, or merit. Additional nomination rules apply. Visit for more information.

Storm Smart, founded in 1996, serves more than 80,000 customers in Florida. Storm Smart and its business family of enterprises are headquartered at its three-plant campus at 6182 Idlewild Street, Fort Myers. The company also has three showrooms in Southwest Florida. It posted $50 million in sales in 2018.




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