September 19, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked actor and producer Cristian de la Fuente for supporting the Florida Disaster Fund to benefit victims of Hurricane Irma. De la Fuente recorded a public service announcement that will be aired statewide by Comcast and other partners. To make a donation, visit or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a $10.00 donation.

Governor Scott said, “We are grateful for Cristian’s support as Florida begins to recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. We encourage Floridians and people across the nation who want to help Floridians in need to give to the Florida Disaster Fund.”

Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “Volunteer Florida thanks Cristian for supporting the Florida Disaster Fund. As the state’s official fund for disaster response and recovery, the Florida Disaster Fund is a trusted resource for disaster response and recovery in Florida and donations will go directly to those in need.”

The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma.


To view the video, click here.

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.