Tag: Florida disaster fund
Grab your Dustbuster: It could soon get a little dusty in the South. Image via AP.

Danny McAuliffeNovember 1, 2018

Communities affected by Hurricane Michael will in part rely on the goodwill of others to bounce back to normalcy. And that’s why a coalition of influential names and organizations is making sure that the current and impending issues facing the Big Bend and Panhandle counties affected most by the powerful Category 4 storm remain in […]

Jacob OglesOctober 14, 2018

The Walt Disney Company announced $1 million in support for communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The money will go to the Florida Disaster Fund. Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida thanked the corporation for the philanthropic gesture. “We are extremely thankful for Walt Disney Company’s support of the Florida Disaster Fund,” Scott said. “This funding […]

Staff ReportsOctober 18, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida on Wednesday announced the first round of Florida Disaster Fund grant awards for organizations providing disaster relief following Hurricane Irma, according to a press release. Each recipient organization is receiving $25,000 for disaster response activities.  Examples include financial assistance with rent, mortgage and utilities; food, clothing and replacement of […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 19, 2017

Florida native and country music artist Jake Owen is helping relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday.  “Jake reached out to the governor to find out the best way to help people in his home state who have been affected by Hurricane Irma,” according to a press release. “The result […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 8, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday activated the Florida Disaster Fund, which provides financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. “We expect that Hurricane Irma will have a major impact on our state and we must use every available resource to meet the needs of our families and communities,” he said in a statement. “We have heard […]


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