September 13
, 2017
CONTACT: Erin VanSickle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Volunteer Florida today thanked the Aetna 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.

“Hurricane Irma will leave a devastating and lasting impact on Florida,” said Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation said. “The Aetna Foundation is glad to contribute to relief efforts and hopes other companies will join us to aid disaster relief organizations as they work to get Floridians back on their feet as quickly as possible after the storm.”

Volunteer Florida CEO Vivian Myrtetus said, “We are proud of our disaster relief organizations that are serving Florida families, businesses, and communities following Hurricane Irma. The Aetna Foundation’s generous contribution will be used to support these organizations as they continue to serve Florida.”

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.