United Way is Fighting for Everyone Impacted by Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10, making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in nearly 50 years, according to the Associated Press.
United Way of Central Alabama is collaborating with other United Ways, 2-1-1 Call Centers and disaster organizations in the impacted areas.
United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free hotline that provides information to individuals seeking community resources such as shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs, before, during and after disasters.
Anyone who needs help related to Hurricane Michael can contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 2-1-1 from a cell phone or landline. Hurricane Michael information and updates are also available by texting MICHAEL to 898-211.
The City of Birmingham will be collecting cleaning supplies such as mops, brooms, rubber gloves, Lysol, Clorox, etc., as well as, nonperishable food items to help support victims that have been impacted by Hurricane Michael. Items can be dropped off at the Boutwell Auditorium on Tuesday, October 15th thru Friday, October 19th from 8 am to 5 pm except Tuesday, October 16th you can drop off until 6:30pm. Volunteers are also needed to help with collecting donations at the Boutwell. To register click here
Regional Support Options for Victims of Hurricane Michael
We have created a donation web site specifically for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Click here if you would like to give.
United Way Worldwide also has a Disaster Recovery Fund for local areas impacted by the hurricane.
United Way of Northwest Florida is currently working on ways to give directly through their office. We will post the link once available.