October 2
, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Uber Technologies for its donation of $25,000 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.

“Throughout the last three weeks, Uber driver-partners have worked tirelessly to provide rides to those who needed them most. Uber is proud to have helped many get to shelters and deliver meals to first responders. Millions of Floridians continue to rebuild and recover. Through this contribution and working together with Volunteer Florida, Uber looks forward to helping even more people impacted by Irma,” said Kasra Moshkani, Uber General Manager, Miami/Fort Lauderdale. 

Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “Disaster relief organizations are working tirelessly to serve Florida families, businesses, and communities following Hurricane Irma. Uber Technologies’ contribution will be used to support the good work of those organizations and we are grateful.”

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.