COMMUNITY DISASTER PLAN
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 disaster plan that connects individuals and organizations to the help and resources they need before, during and after disaster strikes.
Proactive preparation before disaster 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-disaster survey to assess their needs for storm or other disaster-related readiness. More information coming soon.
When disaster strikes, Central Florida unites. Our compassion and generosity ensures 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.
Heart of Florida United Way has established a fund to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is being impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19/Coronavirus. The focus of the fund is to support the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population experiencing hardship due to decreased hours or unpaid leave. Nearly half of Central Floridians are ALICE, living paycheck to paycheck.
Give to support other immediate relief efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County - Child care centers are in desperate need of cleaning supplies as they are open and operating. Visit the ELCOC website for a list of supplies needed. They can be mailed to the office or dropped off.
Homeless Services Network of Central Florida - nonprofits providing services to people experiencing homelessness are in need of supplies. Click here for a listing. Supplies can be dropped off at United Against Poverty, 150 W. Michigan St., Orlando, FL 32806.
Connects with a local, highly trained community resource specialist to assist with emergency information and disaster relief
An array of resources ranging from food, healthcare, mental health, financial resources and more.
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.
During the extended school closures due to the coronavirus, Florida schools offer free breakfast and lunch.
AdventHealth is prepared to keep your community safe. Get the latest information on a continuous basis, with new updates based on CDC recommendations.
WUCF-TV, Central Florida’s PBS station, supports learning at home with schedule change and free online resources.
Updates, resources and information for residents. Similar information is available for counties across Central Florida.
Everything your nonprofit needs to know about the CARES Act from Independent Sector
Everything your nonprofit needs to know to apply for funds from Independent Sector
A chart that compares loan options for nonprofits
Here are a few online resources to save you time, help you plan swiftly, and keep you focused on your most pressing priorities.
SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters.