Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief Fund
Addressing Mid- and Long-Term Needs
 
When the debris is cleared and the first responders have gone, United Way's role as the leader of long-term recovery in our area begins. United Way convenes and works with our community's social service providers to assess the needs, identify partners to help meet them, invest in the services needed, and provide ongoing resources and support.
 
Specific Information:
 
FEMA Disaster Assistance- Disaster assistance is offered through FEMA if you sustained losses or damage from the recent storms.
  • You can call to apply: 800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • The TTY number is 800-462-7585
  • For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Or apply6 from your smartphone at: m.fema.gov
  • 211 Helpline: For hurricane preparation info & resources: Click here
Crisis Cleanup- Home cleanup hotline for Hurricane Irma. Call: 800-451-1954
As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies to assist in cutting fallen trees, remove drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, appliances, tarp roofs, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to overwhelming need.
 
General Information:
 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Irma can call 800-385-3920 or visit www.floridajobs.org.
 
Available Housing- For Florida residents who have been displaced by a hurricane, visit www.FloridaHousingSearch.org
 
Office of Insurance: For anyone having a problem reaching their agent or insurance office, contact: Office of Insurance Regulations
Division of Financial Services
877-693-5236 or visit http://myfloridacfo.com

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Howard Tipton accepts a proclamation from Mayor Gregory Oravec Howard Tipton accepts a proclamation from Mayor Gregory Oravec
UWSLC board member Jan Chase was presented with a $262,000 check by Publix St. Lucie County Management Team. This generous corporate gift to our annual campaign was made by Publix Super Markets Charities. UWSLC board member Jan Chase was presented with a $262,000 check by Publix St. Lucie County Management Team. This generous corporate gift to our annual campaign was made by Publix Super Markets Charities.