The Rebuild 850 co-chairs – former Florida House speakers Allan Bense and Will Weatherford and former Congresswoman Gwen Graham – today urged organizations engaged in vital Hurricane Michael recovery efforts to apply for Florida Disaster Fund grants, which are available now through Volunteer Florida.
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. Volunteer Florida announced that $3 million in grant funding is available for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington counties.
“Every single dollar raised through Rebuild 850’s awareness efforts flow to support the Florida Disaster Fund so ably managed by Volunteer Florida,” said Bense. “Now, these funds are available to support the continuing recovery efforts in the Panhandle.”
Applications are due to Volunteer Florida by Friday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. ET. To apply, click here.
REBUILD 850: Providing Post-Hurricane Assistance to Florida’s Panhandle Communities
The REBUILD 850 initiative launched in November 2018 to keep the continuing needs of the Florida Panhandle top of mind as the hard-hit communities work to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Michael. REBUILD 850 benefits from the help of a diverse group of dedicated partner organizations from across the state. The initiative encourages people to Donate, Volunteer, Visit, and Invest to support the region’s long-term recovery efforts. For more information, visit rebuild850.org.