United Way Hurricane Michael Recovery Fund
Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018, making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in nearly 50 years. In response, United Way Worldwide reinforced its 2-1-1 service to assist storm victims with community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs before, during and after the hurricane. We also launched the Hurricane Michael Recovery Fund to provide relief to survivors and aid longer-term recovery assistance to help affected residents recover and rebuild. All donations to the fund exclusively support relief and recovery efforts from this storm.
YOU CAN Help Communities Rebuild
United Ways in Florida, Alabama and Georgia impacted by the storm raised money locally and continue to respond to needs as appropriate. The national fund complements their efforts and provides a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors who want to impact all affected areas.
United Way Worldwide will report the total amount of money raised by the national fund and United Ways in the affected areas on its website (unitedway.org). Distributions also will be tracked and posted online.
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