Governor Scott activates Florida disaster fund following Hurricane Matthew

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Governor Rick Scott has activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

The Florida Disaster Fund helps to provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster. To make a contribution, please visit The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation.

Governor Scott said, “Many families and businesses were impacted by Hurricane Matthew, and we are fully committed to ensuring every resource is available to help them. Activating the Florida Disaster Fund will give individuals across the country the opportunity to help those in need as we begin the recovery process following this storm. I continue to encourage all Floridians to look out for each other and work together to help our beautiful communities rebuild.”

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. There is no overhead funding; 100% of funds raised will go toward those in need. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.

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.


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