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Emergency Relief Fund Activated in Wake of Disaster

United Way of Florida has activated the Disaster Recovery Fund for those affected by Hurricane Ian.

As part of United Way’s mission to build stronger, more resilient, and equitable communities – and to support communities affected by Hurricane Ian – United Way has created the United Way Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to help local United Ways meet immediate storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions.

“We know that many generous groups and individuals are looking to assist in repairing and rebuilding these communities devastated by Hurricane Ian,” said Meredith Egan, United Way of Indian River County CEO. “This collaboration will streamline and amplify the ability to quickly support the communities throughout the state who are victims of this once-in-a-century storm.”

One donation can benefit multiple communities or be directed to a specific need or location/county. To donate to the United Way of Florida Disaster Recover Fund or to contribute directly to a local United Way directly impacted by Hurricane Ian, please visit https://www.uwof.org/disaster-recovery-fund. One hundred percent of all gifts will go to the relief effort. Any unspent funds will be used toward any future disasters that strike.

Local residents needing resources should call 2-1-1. This is United Way’s free information and referral hotline, available 24 hours, seven days a week to connect callers to emergency resources, including disaster-relief efforts.

About United Way of Indian River County

United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a solid foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org

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