Dec. 5, 2018

Aly Coleman
(850) 666-2764

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Comcast for its support of the Florida Disaster Fund and Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. As part of a $700,000 donation – $350,000 directly to the Florida Disaster Fund and $350,000 in advertising costs – Comcast is airing this public service announcement statewide (with the exception of the affected areas).

“Comcast is a long-standing supporter of the Florida Disaster Fund,” said David Mica, Jr., CEO of Volunteer Florida. “We are grateful for the opportunity to continue that partnership and collaborate on this PSA in an effort to help Floridians who have been affected by Hurricane Michael.”

The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the state fund established to assist Florida’s communities after disasters. It was activated by Governor Rick Scott in response to Hurricane Michael. To donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, please visit or text “DISASTER” ($10) or “DISASTER25” ($25) to 20222.

“I’m proud of Comcast’s support of the Florida Disaster Fund. We know that this PSA and resulting donations will benefit the people of the Florida Panhandle and allow them to recover from Hurricane Michael,” said Derek Cooper, Vice President of Government Affairs & Community Impact for Comcast’s Florida Region.

On October 10th, Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle.  

Flooding reached ceilings; roofs caved in; and homes, businesses and schools – whole communities – were destroyed.

For weeks, the damage was plastered on the front page of every newspaper and constantly shown on TV. But now the cameras are gone, and the people of the Panhandle still desperately need help.

Through the Florida Disaster Fund, Volunteer Florida is offering that help, ensuring that the region recovers and emerges stronger than ever before.

Donate to the Florida Disaster Fund today.

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 long-term recovery activities.

How to Donate
Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and they are tax deductible. To donate:

  • Text “DISASTER” ($10) or “DISASTER25” ($25) to 20222
  • Visit and utilize the secure credit card donation portal
  • Send checks to the Volunteer Florida Foundation (please include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line) :
    • 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, FL 32311

Please contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 or for more information or to coordinate larger donations.