×
Find Your United Way Donate

 

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS ASSISTANCE >

If you live in Southeast United States or the Caribbean, and have been directly affected by Hurricane Irma, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211.org for information on emergency shelters, food and water.

 HOW TO DONATE TO LOCAL EFFORTS >

United Way is monitoring local efforts to support communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Click to learn more about how United Ways are responding to Hurricane Irma.

 

It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of a community United. Hurricane Irma has pummeled the Caribbean and is threatening several states in the Southeastern United States. United Ways across the region are helping families face devastating losses from this historic storm with an eye toward long-term recovery.

Hurricane Irma is leaving a wake of destruction in its path—but there is hope. From Katrina to the flooding in Tamil Nadu, India, United Ways have a history of coordinating community responses to help those affected by natural disasters. Whether by raising funds to aid in relief efforts, engaging first-responders or mobilizing partners to help with on-the-ground long-term recovery, United Ways offer hope and help when it is most needed.

 

If You or Someone You Know Needs Assistance

2-1-1 across all affected areas is operational. If someone you know needs help, they can call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There may be a wait, but calls will be answered. In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects people from all communities to essential health and human services—24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 will remain open and ready to provide local information about evacuation routes, shelters, food and water, health resources, and other needs.

 

How to Donate to Local Efforts

This information will be updated as we receive additional information.

As a critical part of a community’s recovery efforts, United Ways are ready to help those whose lives have been affected by this natural disaster. Local funds have been set up to help with both the short-term needs and the longer-term rebuilding efforts. You can learn more below about how to donate or how you can help those impacted by this natural disaster.

 

 

United Ways Respond to Hurricane Irma – Local Efforts

Updated as of Sept. 21, 2017

 

Caribbean

 

Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico has activated a Hurricane Irma Fund to support the local areas heavily impacted by the storm. 

Donate here

 

United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands

In wake of the Hurricanes Irma and Maria, United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands is working to assist in all islands of the community. This storm has brought catastrophic damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands has established a disaster relief fund and is working with United Way partners to support short and long-term recovery efforts across the islands. #VISTRONG #ILIVEUNITED340

We have also established a disaster relief fund and are working with our United Way partners to see how we can support and serve our community. For more information please see our facebook page and visit our website at www.unitedwayusvi.org.

Donate here

 

United Way Trinidad and Tobago

United Way Trinidad and Tobago has set up a relief fund. In collaboration with the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT), “UWTT – Hurricane Relief 2017” In addition, TSTT is supporting a text to give campaign: Text ‘HELP’ to 6683 and $5 will be automatically taken from your account. Your generosity will help United Way Trinidad and Tobago meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the Caribbean. With your support, we can rebuild communities.  #DonateForIrma

 

FLORIDA

 

Heart of Florida United Way (Orlando, Florida)

Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Heart of Florida United Way has activated the United Way Relief Fund to support the community on the road to recovery. 100% of donations to the Relief Fund will directly help Orange, Seminole and Osceola County residents recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  The first priority is ensuring safety, shelter and providing for basic needs for all those affected by the storm. Heart of Florida United Way invests year-round in partner agencies like the American Red Cross of Central Florida and Salvation Army so they are able to respond immediately when disasters strike and will continue to support their efforts. Once the immediate needs have been stabilized, the focus will shift to long-term recovery for the community to rebuild Central Florida and continue United Way’s fight for every person in our community.

Donate

 

United Way of Brevard County (Cocoa, Florida)

It has been several weeks since Hurricane Irma struck our community. As damage assessments come in, we are seeing many in our community with immediate, unmet needs. Currently, we have over 1,000 requests via Crisis Clean Up for help with tree removal, tarp installation and other debris removal. While we have over 400 reputable and vetted volunteers in the community working these issues, many of these projects require some funding to complete.

All donations to the United Way of Brevard Hurricane Irma Relief Fund will go directly to supporting recovery efforts in Brevard (with no administrative fees). Our United Way staff team will work with other disaster relief agencies and community volunteers to address the many ongoing needs of Hurricane Irma victims in the days and months to come. 

Donate here

 

United Way of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale, FLorida)

The United Way of Broward County has joined forces with the Community Foundation of Broward and Jewish Federation of Broward County to form a collaborative disaster recovery and rebuilding coalition. 100% of the dollars jointly raised will be granted out to emergency service providers in Broward County to help recover and rebuild, short and long-term. Donations can be made to any of the three agencies through BrowardCares.org.

Donate here

 

United Way of Central Florida (Highland City, Florida)

United Way of Central Florida has established a fund to help those who will be directly impacted by Hurricane Irma. The generosity of donors will help United Way of Central Florida meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery efforts throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities that will be effected by the storm and help rebuild lives. 100% of the donations received for the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund will go towards recovery efforts in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.

Donate here

 

United Way of Charlotte County (Port Charlotte, Florida)

United Way of Charlotte County has established the SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Your generosity will help United Way of Charlotte County meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities.

Donate here

 

United Way of Collier County (Naples, Florida)

United Way of Collier County has established the SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Your generosity will help United Way of Collier County meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities.

Donate here

 

United Way of Florida

United Way of Florida has established a Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund to assist all Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Fund will help United Way meet storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout Florida. 100% of all contributions will be used for hurricane relief, no administrative costs will be taken by United Way.

Donate here

 

United Way of the Florida Keys (Tavernier, Florida)

United Way of the Florida Keys has established the Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund. Your generosity will help United Way of the Florida Keys meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities. 

Donate here

 

UNITED WAY OF LAKE AND SUMTER COUNTIES (Leesburg, Florida)

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties has established the Lake Sumter Disaster Relief Fund. All donations to the Lake Sumter Disaster Relief Fund will assist in the relief and recovery efforts in Lake and Sumter Counties. Your generosity will help United Way meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities.

Donate here

 

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties (Fort Myers, Florida)

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glaes and Okeechobee Counties has established the SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund. Your generosity will help United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities. 

Donate here   

 

 

United Way of Marion County (Ocala, Florida)

Marion Disaster Recovery Network fund announced today that the local group has activated due to Hurricane Irma in Marion County.  The Marion Disaster Recovery Network offers assistance to residents of Marion County after a natural disaster strikes. Contributions to assist those in need are now being accepted. This fund will help meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the county. Checks can be made payable to Marion Disaster Recovery Network (MDRN).  Mail your contribution to: United Way of Marion County, PO Box 1086, Ocala, Fl. 34478. Online contributions can also be accepted.

Donate here

 

United Way of Martin County – Hurricane Irma Relief Fund (Stuart, Florida)

United Way of Martin County has established the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. Your generosity will help United Way of Martin County meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities. 

Donate here

 

United Way of Miami-Dade (Miami, Florida)

The United Way of Miami-Dade has activated the Operation Helping Hands Fund in partnership with the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Operation Helping Hands contributions will be used to help people recover and rebuild following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Operation Helping Hands will work with local United Ways and nonprofit agencies in the affected areas to support both immediate and long-term recovery needs; and 100% of all donations to Operation Helping Hands will go directly to supporting response efforts.

Donate here

 

United Way of North Central Florida (Gainesville, Florida)

United Way of North Central Florida activated its Emergency Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate assistance to local residents impacted by Hurricane Irma. The agency’s Board of Directors approved the release of up to $20,000 in funding to agencies who currently provide emergency assistance and whose organizations have responded to people in the region who experienced damage to property, losses of household items including clothing, food as well as other unanticipated expenses due to the storm. United Way of North Central Florida will also immediately begin raising money for the fund to meet the long-term recovery needs many in the community still face in rebuilding and repairing after the storm.

Donate here

 

United Way of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, Florida)

United Way of Palm Beach County has established the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. Your generosity will help United Way of the Palm Beach County meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery of the affected areas. With your support, we can rebuild communities.

Donate here

 

United Way of Pasco County (Land O’ Lakes, Florida)

United Way of Pasco County has established the Pasco Irma Relief and Recovery Fund. Your generosity will help United Way of Pasco County meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support we can rebuild communities.

Donate here

 

United Way Suncoast (Tampa, Florida)

United Way Suncoast has established the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. Your generosity will help United Way Suncoast meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery of the affected areas. Our focus is on mid- and long-term recovery. With your support, we can rebuild communities.

Donate here

 

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (Daytona Beach, Florida)

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties has established the Volusia-Flagler Hurricane Relief Fund. Your generosity will help United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected region. With your support, we can rebuild communities. 

Donate here

 

Florida's First Coast Relief Fund - United Way of Northeast Florida and United Way of St. John’s County (St. Augustine, Florida)

United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund joined together in 2016 to establish the Relief Fund to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The Relief Fund is now accepting contributions to support local organizations helping meet Hurricane Irma-related needs and long-term recovery efforts. In addition, nonprofit agencies who are central to response and recovery efforts can immediately apply for funding online.

Florida's First Coast Relief Fund will make grants only to organizations helping individuals impacted by natural disasters in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. The fund will provide resources to meet needs not met by government programs.

Donate now

 

Georgia

 

United Way of the Coastal Empire (Savannah, Georgia)

United Way of the Coastal Empire has established a Hurricane Irma Relief Fund to help those impacted by the storm. 100% of the funds raised will be used to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma. 

Donate here

 

 

South Carolina

 

UNITED WAY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA (Columbia, South Carolina)

The United Way Association of South Carolina has activated a Hurricane Irma fund to support relief and recovery efforts. 100% of the funds raised will be used to assist those South Carolina residents affected by the storm and 100% of the funds raised will stay in South Carolina.

Donate here