FLORIDA HURRICANE RESOURCES

Monetary Donations

A local fund has been set up by Heart of Florida United Way to address the immediate needs of the community.

To donate, click here.

Supply Drives

Central Florida Cares Crisis Response Supply Drive
These items will be donated throughout Central Florida.
If more than what is needed in Central Florida is collected, the remainder will be delivered to west coast counties where the need remains extremely high.
We are getting daily requests for the items listed below.

Items needed: air mattresses, baby supplies, bath towels, batteries, battery chargers, bed linens, bleach & mold inhibiting treatment, bottled water, buckets, cell phone chargers, cell phone power cords, condiment packets, coolers, electrolyte beverages, first aid supplies, flashlights, garbage bags (incl. construction & yard waste), insect repellent, non-perishable food, paper plates, paper towels, pillows, plastic utensils, portable fans, tarps, toilet paper, toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wet wipes

Drop-off location is the offices of Central Florida Cares Health System, 707 Mendham Blvd., Ste. 201, Orlando, 32825 Drop-off hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM through Wednesday October 12, 2022.
If you are unable to drop off your items, please contact CFCHS at 407-985-3560 or admin@cfchs.org to arrange pick-up at your location.

Volunteering

To post volunteer needs or to identify volunteer opportunities through Heart of Florida United Way, click here.

To identify more volunteer opportunities throughout Florida, click here.

To Apply for Assistance

FEMA

County-by-County Resources

Seminole County

Orange County

Lake County

Osceola County

Polk County

Sumter County

Marion County

Highlands County

Hardee County

 

Other Resources

Red Cross for Hurricane Ian

Second Harvest Food Locator

 

PUERTO RICO HURRICANE RESOURCES

Help Puerto Rico recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Fiona with these local, state and national resources.

American Red Cross

Hispanic Federation of Florida

United Way of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Harvest Time International: aid to Caribbean Islands, including Dominican Republic (local, based in Sanford, FL)

TOGETHER, WE'RE READY FOR ANYTHING

Great communities aren’t defined by good times. It’s the tough times that test a community’s strength, unity and resilience. Our ability to persevere through disasters—both natural or manmade—is critical to keeping Central Florida a place people love to call home. That’s why we’ve joined forces with community leaders to create a coordinated, community-wide crisis plan that connects individuals and organizations to the help and resources they need before, during and after a crisis strikes.

VIEW THE FULL CRISIS REPORT

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CRISIS READINESS

Proactive preparation before a crisis strikes can help you avoid the biggest problems post-disaster. The resources below will individuals and non-profit organizations preparedness with available tips and assessments.

NONPROFIT CRISIS ASSESSMENT

Through the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College, organizations and nonprofits may take a pre- and post-crisis survey to assess their needs for storm or other crisis-related readiness. (Currently closed)

CRISIS RECOVERY

In the on-set of a crisis, Central Florida unites. Our compassion and generosity ensure strategic aid to those who need it most. And all who have been affected can count on the community to support and see them through. Together, we rebuild and better the place we call home.

RESOURCES FOR THE COMMUNITY

RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS

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