Gov. Rick Scott at a news conference at the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Center.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In the wake of Hurricane Isaac's indirect hit on Florida and Tropical Storm Debby's direct hit, Florida's Foundation has activated Neighbors to the Rescue, a fund which is set up to help Floridians affected by the storms.
Gov. Rick Scott announced the fund's activation on Wednesday, just a day after Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeastern Louisiana. The storm's outer bands impacted Florida's Panhandle and prior to that, Isaac caused flooding in Palm Beach County.
Scott encouraged Floridians to donate and help other Floridians in need.
"This morning, while Hurricane Isaac was beating down on western portions of the Panhandle, I got to see, first-hand, the flooding damage the storm left behind in Palm Beach County. We also have Floridians who are still recovering from Tropical Storm Debby," said Governor Scott. "Your assistance will give much-needed help to our friends and neighbors in Florida who have sustained damages from these storms."
Those who want to donate their money or time can also find other organizations through Volunteer Florida. The organizations listed on the site have been reviewed by the state.
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