TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund to support Florida’s communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Florida Disaster Fund is managed by Volunteer Florida and was established to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters.
“The governor and I are thankful for the graciousness of those looking to assist Florida’s communities in their time of need,” said Casey DeSantis. “I’m pleased to announce that Volunteer Florida has activated the Florida Disaster Fund so that people can donate directly to those affected by Hurricane Ian. We greatly appreciate the kindness and generosity of organizations and individuals from across the country looking to support Floridians, thank you.”
In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. All donations to the fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax-deductible.
“When a disaster strikes our great state, Volunteer Florida is committed to help provide relief where it is most needed. We channel every available dollar to work towards rebuilding and recovery efforts in our affected communities,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo. “The Florida Disaster Fund is an excellent way for the private sector and individuals to financially support Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian."
Donations may be made by credit card on the secure website 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