Where to get help and how to help after Hurricane Matthew

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Where to find help


Crisis Cleanup Hotline: 1-800-451-1954
St. Johns County Road & Bridge Hotline: 904-209-0246 
Duval County Mowing and Landscape Maintenance: (904) 630-CITY (2489) 

Duval County Traffic Engineering: To request service or to report a signal, sign or other traffic problem, please call 630-CITY (2489).

How to help


Donate to Florida Disaster Fund:

On October 10, 2016, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Hurricane Matthew. 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.

The Florida Disaster Fund distributes funds to service organizations that will serve individuals within their communities with disaster response and recovery. Individuals seeking financial assistance should register with FEMA at 800-621-FEMA or www.disasterassistance.gov.

Donate Online:

Donate by Check: Please make check out to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and mail to:
Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attn: Florida Disaster Fund
3800 Esplanade Way - Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Please include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.

Text to Give:
To make a onetime donation of $10, text the word DISASTER to 20222.
A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the “Florida Disaster Fund” by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code “20222”; textHELP to “20222” for help.

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