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.
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 email@example.com to arrange pick-up at your location.
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.
Help Puerto Rico recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Fiona with these local, state and national resources.
Harvest Time International: aid to Caribbean Islands, including Dominican Republic (local, based in Sanford, FL)
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.
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.
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)
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.
Connects with a local, highly trained community resource specialist to assist with emergency information and disaster relief.
Coronavirus Guide for Central Florida
An array of resources ranging from food, healthcare, mental health, financial resources and more.
You can find more information about steps being taken around the region below:
Free Mental Health Services through Telehealth
Impower is now offering no cost mental health services through telehealth for children & adults impacted by COVID-19.
City of Orlando
City of Orlando is working closely with the Florida Department of Health, who in turn is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For Florida Renters
A guide for Florida renters during COVID-19
AdventHealth is prepared to keep your community safe. Get the latest information on a continuous basis, with new updates based on CDC recommendations.
Orlando Health—COVID-19 Resources
Stay connected to the latest information about the evolving situation.
WUCF-TV, Central Florida’s PBS station, supports learning at home with schedule change and free online resources.
Orange County Coronavirus Information
Updates, resources and information for residents. Similar information is available for counties across Central Florida.
Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington.
Orlando Economic Partnership
Find COVID-19 related resources for the business community.
CARES Act Summary for Nonprofits
Everything your nonprofit needs to know about the CARES Act from Independent Sector
CARES Act: How to apply for nonprofit relief funds
Everything your nonprofit needs to know to apply for funds from Independent Sector
Loans for Nonprofits under CARE Act
A chart that compares loan options for nonprofits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Here are a few online resources to save you time, help you plan swiftly, and keep you focused on your most pressing priorities.
U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters.