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Governor DeSantis Activates Florida Disaster Fund in Response to Hurricane Sally

Washington County News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Sally. To make a contribution, please visit www.VolunteerFlorida.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10.

“Today, I have directed the Volunteer Florida Foundation to activate the Florida Disaster Fund, Florida’s official private fund for disaster response and recovery,” said Governor DeSantis. “As a state, we must come together and make every resource available in order to help our fellow Floridians that have been impacted by Hurricane Sally.”

“The Florida Disaster Fund is an excellent way for the private sector and individuals to come together to support Floridians affected by Hurricane Sally,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram. “I thank all those who consider donating to this fund.”

Hurricane Sally, a category 2 storm, made landfall in Gulf Shores at 4:45 a.m., the first hurricane to do so in Alabama since Ivan in 2004 on the same day in the same location.

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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. The fund is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation. Funds will support disaster relief organizations active in responding to and recovering from Hurricane Sally. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.