September 25
, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Volunteer Florida thanked the Magellan Cares Foundation for its generous donation of $50,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott 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.

”Magellan Health has a large employee and member base across Florida, and when Hurricane Irma hit, we felt compelled to help the impacted communities and individuals across the state. The Magellan Cares Foundation is proud to support the Florida Disaster Fund and will continue to help Floridians as they rebuild and recover from this natural disaster,” said Lee Ellen Meiss, executive director of the Magellan Cares Foundation.

Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “Volunteer Florida thanks the Magellan Cares Foundation for its support of the Florida Disaster Fund. The Florida Disaster Fund will be critical as Florida works to get families, businesses, and communities back on their feet.”

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.