Hurricane Matthew Recovery
Volunteer Florida is proud to partner with the following organizations before, during, and after emergencies. Contact one of these organizations to make a cash donation or to find disaster volunteer opportunities.
Cash, Confirm Connect
Interested in supporting those impacted by Hurricane Matthew? Here is what you can do:
Cash: Financial support to established relief organizations is always the most immediate, useful and versatile way to give. Financial assistance allows relief organizations to meet urgent needs quickly. Click here to give to the Florida Disaster Fund.
Confirm: Confirm there is a need before collecting or sending donated items. Volunteer Florida encourages cash donations to disaster relief organizations. To see a list of established disaster relief organizations, click here.
Connect: Volunteers are a critical part of a well-coordinated and well-resourced humanitarian response, but potential volunteers should confirm that they are needed before traveling to impacted areas – do not self-deploy. To see a list of established disaster relief organizations, click here.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program provides a source of expedient cash flow to Florida’s small businesses that have been physically and/or economically impacted by a disaster. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance. Please Note: this program provides a short-term loan of State of Florida public funds, not a grant, with the expectation that repayment will be made out of receipts from other sources of longer term disaster recovery assistance.
To access information and updates from the Florida Division of Emergency Management, please visit www.FloridaDisaster.org