Tallahassee — Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Florida Disaster Fund helps to provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, please visit www.FloridaDisasterFund.org.

The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Individuals can text DISASTER to 20222 to donate $10 to the Volunteer Florida Foundation to support those who were impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Funds will support disaster relief organizations active in disaster response and recovery.

Governor Scott said, “Many families and businesses were impacted by Hurricane Matthew, and we are fully committed to ensuring every resource is available to help them. Activating the Florida Disaster Fund will give individuals across the country the opportunity to help those in need as we begin the recovery process following this storm. I continue to encourage all Floridians to look out for each other and work together to help our beautiful communities rebuild.”

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. There is no overhead funding; 100% of funds raised will go toward those in need. 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 www.floridadisasterfund.org 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 info@volunteerflorida.org or call (850) 414-7400.

A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to users’ mobile phone bill or deducted from their prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. All charges are billed by and payable to users’ mobile service provider.