|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida thanked Walmart for its donation of $50,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund which was activated by Governor DeSantis to aid those impacted by Hurricane Sally. 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 during times of emergency and disaster.
“Walmart is at the ready when our Florida communities need support, especially during a disaster,” said Monesia Brown, Director of Public and Government Relations for Walmart. “Thank you, Governor DeSantis, for activating the Florida Disaster Fund and providing organizations like ours the opportunity to help those impacted by Hurricane Sally.”
“Volunteer Florida is proud of our long-standing commitment to helping Floridians after disasters, during both initial response and long-term recovery,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram. “Without the generous support from organizations like Walmart, we would not be able to do this critical work. Thank you, Walmart.”
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. The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Funds will support disaster relief organizations active in responding to and recovering from Hurricane Sally.
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.VolunteerFlorida.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
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250
Tallahassee, FL 32308
For additional questions about the Florida Disaster Fund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 414-7400.
About Volunteer Florida
In 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25 years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and recently launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live.