Area nonprofit agencies can apply at

WASHINGTON COUNTY – One coalescing agency is urging nonprofits in areas hit hardest by Hurricane Michael to apply for relief funding.

According to a news release from the United Way of Northwest Florida Board of Directors, the organization recently approved the distribution of $300,000 from its Hurricane Michael Relief Fund.

The funding is available to nonprofit organizations in  Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington for storm-related recovery.

"Since Hurricane Michael made landfall, United Way of Northwest Florida has been working to raise disaster relief funds to support recovery efforts by local nonprofit organizations," a United Way news release stated. "United Way of Northwest Florida has committed 100-percent of all of the funds raised from the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund to be put back into our six-county service area through trusted, vetted nonprofit agencies."

In late November, Resource Development Specialist Angela Klopf presented a $5,000 check on behalf of the United Way of Northwest Florida to the Long-Term Recovery Organization (LTRO), located in Washington County.

The application is available on the United Way of Northwest Florida’s website The deadline for consideration for the funding is no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 15, 2019.