2018 - Hurricane Michael

Publication date: 
October, 2018

Find resources to help support relief efforts for disaster created by Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday, October 10, 2018, northwest of Mexico Beach, Florida and is the most powerful hurricane on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. Along with massive power outages and damage to personal and public property resulting from the storm, the death toll now stands at 13 individuals. Below is a list of resources for those who want to know how to provide relief for affected communities:

  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), in collaboration with the Council on Foundations, Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Southeastern Council on Foundations and the Funder's Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, hosted a webinar on Monday, October 15. The conversation focused on tracking what we know to date about Hurricane Michael while also looking ahead to future needs and how the philanthropic community can support full recovery.
  • CDP maintains a disaster profile live on their website. This page will have updates on the storm's impact as well as how funders can be most thoughtful through their grantmaking.
  • United Way created the United Way Hurricane Michael Recovery Fund to support communities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia impacted by the storm. United Ways in the affected areas will raise money locally and respond to emerging needs as appropriate, while the national fund will complement their efforts and provide a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors who want to impact all affected areas.
  • The Florida Disaster Fund administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities in times of disaster. 
  • The CDP 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund is accepting donations to meet the medium- and long-term recovery needs following Hurricanes Florence and Michael. 
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