Florida’s United Ways, including United Way of West Florida, are responding to the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Ian by connecting those who want to help with those who need help.
United Way of Florida activated a relief fund for communities hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. Donations to this fund will be dispersed to United Ways in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian. You can direct your gift to a specific location or county.
How are Florida United Ways responding?
Florida United Ways work together every day to meet the needs of our individual communities, as well as the entire state. When Hurricane Ian hit Florida, our thoughts immediately turned to concern for our families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Now we are #United4Florida to help the communities devastated by the storm respond and recover. No matter where you live, a local United Way will be there to organize resources, connect those in need with those who can help, and ensure our neighbors have the support they need to recover.
How can I help?
Donating money to a verified United Way relief fund is the easiest way to help. Following a natural disaster, the needs on the ground are constantly changing. Monetary donations allow for maximum flexibility.
Where can I donate?
United Way of Florida has activated a relief fund at https://www.uwof.org/disaster-recovery-fund. Donations to this fund will be dispersed to United Ways in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian. You can direct your gift to a specific location or county.
Can I volunteer?
Volunteer opportunities will be available after authorities assess damage and ensure the areas are safe. United Ways of Florida will pass along opportunities as they are identified.
How can I stay connected?
Real time updates for your local community can be found on social media. Follow social media accounts for your local Emergency Management, City/County Government, and United Way of West Florida on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
While we are thankful that our area escaped the devastating blow from Hurricane Ian, our hearts go out to our fellow Floridians who are dealing with the unfathomable destruction in Ian’s wake. As we watch the news, we’re so overwhelmed with grief and empathy when we see other people hurting that we feel compelled to do something to help – especially when a disaster hits as close to home as Ian did.