FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Florida Blue for its generous donation of $100,000 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.
“While we know that Floridians are incredibly resilient, we also know that our neighbors will need help to recover and rebuild. Our entire Florida Blue family, driven by our mission, stands ready to do its part,” said Florida Blue CEO Pat Geraghty. “I am very proud to say that our company will contribute $100,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund, as part of our statewide pledge of $1 million to support relief and recovery efforts across Florida.”
Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “Florida Blue’s generous contribution will be used to support the tremendous work our disaster relief organizations are doing to serve Florida families, businesses, and communities. We are grateful.”
Florida Blue’s donation was made through its charitable arm, the Florida Blue Foundation.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 414-7400.