We work around the clock to support Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, as we recover together from disasters like Hurricane Sally.
United Way of West Florida is here before, during, and after disasters. In the midst of an already tough year, our region was left with devasting damage due to Hurricane Sally. While there is still much work to be done in helping our community recover, we stand committed to meeting the immediate and long-term recovery needs of our community.
Currently, $338,509 in grants has been distributed to nonprofit agencies providing direct assistance to clients and to assist with repairs to agency facilities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
For more information about the Hurricane Relief Fund,
including a list of agencies receiving funding, click here.
WAYS TO AID IN RELIEF EFFORTS
The most immediate and useful way to support recovery efforts in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties is through financial assistance. This allows relief organizations to purchase and provide the supplies and resources most needed. To donate to UWWF's Hurricane Relief Fund, text 850RELIEF to 41444.
You can also support recovery efforts through volunteerism. We have combined our efforts with Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) to coordinate volunteers for the impacted areas. If you would like to support those affected by Hurricane Sally, please create a profile through the UWWF online volunteer portal, GET CONNECTED. BRACE will recruit volunteers by using this platform.
CONNECT TO RESOURCES
If you or someone you know need assistance, our information and referral hotline, 211 Northwest Florida, is available 24/7 identifying or accessing any support services in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. To access this completely free service, simply dial 211 from any landline or cellphone.
Please be patient when calling for resources, as the hotline has been inundated by calls.
You may also visit the links below for the most up-to-date and verified information on basic services such as food, water, and shelter in each county.