FCC Foundation Launches Hurricane Relief
Hurricane Michael was a devastating Category 4 storm that ripped through the Florida Panhandle last week, leaving behind it a path of destruction that our communities must now recover from as quickly and safely as possible.
This is going to take a vast amount of resources at both the state and federal level. It is times like these, however, that I am humbled by Florida’s #communityofcare and our ability to come together as a community from across the state, as well as with our various state agency partners and many other stakeholders to help the children and family in care are safe and have the resources needed to recover.
While many of our agencies and partners have already dispatched to our critical areas of need, and others have started organizing collections and identifying what is needed, the FCC Foundation has created the FCCF Hurricane Relief effort.
As part of our efforts, the FCC Foundation is partnering with the Save the Children US Foundation as part of our relief efforts in response to Hurricane Michael and the impacts its had on some of our communities of care.
We are currently arranging warehouse space and identifying the exact supplies needed. Information on where to send supplies will be made available Friday afternoon. To best meet the immediate needs, financial assistance is preferred.
Immediate supply donations can be sent to the FCC office at 411 E. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301. For more information on disaster relief resources, and our statewide recovery efforts, visit flchildren.org/HurricaneRelief.
Many of our agency leaders will be meeting in Ocala today for our fall FCC and FCCF Board meetings and we likely will have some new updates and information.
In the meantime, I wanted to provide a few additional updates from what we are seeing and hearing from our leaders in the impacted areas as well as our partners at DCF. These can be found on our FCC News page.
As always you can reach out to us if there is anything we can be of assistance with or for more information by emailing [email protected]
Please know that we all stand together in these recovery efforts. Remember to be patient and diligent as these efforts will take time and our first priority for everyone should be safety.
As our agencies recover from the storm, please share your efforts with us to ensure we can assist where needed and that FCC remains aware of your response as well as any additional resources we may be able to provide.
Also please remember to tag FCC in any of your social media communications regarding recovery needs and relief efforts so we can show all that our #communityofcare is doing to ensure children and families have what they need and are able to recover quickly.
We will continue to provide updates as they are available and rest assured we will continue to stand together to protect and care for Florida’s children and families.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers,