September 18
, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida thanked AT&T for its generous donation of $170,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated last week to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities in times of disaster.

Governor Scott said, “I want to thank AT&T for its donation to the Florida Disaster Fund.  The Florida Disaster Fund is an incredible resource for families as communities across the state recover from Hurricane Irma.”

Joe York, AT&T President Florida, Puerto Rico & US-VI, said, “AT&T stands with the State of Florida as it begins to recover from Hurricane Irma. Our contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund will help support Floridians with relief efforts as they work towards recovering and rebuilding.”

Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “Volunteer Florida is grateful for the generosity of AT&T. This donation will allow us to support more families through the Florida Disaster Fund.”

About the Florida Disaster Fund:

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

How to Donate:

Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. Donations may be made by credit card on the secure website or by check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.

Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attention: Florida Disaster Fund
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL  32311

For additional questions about the Florida Disaster Fund, please contact or call (850) 414-7400.