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Hurricane Florence relief is a click away

In 1905, United Way of Greater Atlanta was born in response to a massive snow storm disabling the city and leaving many without food or supplies. Community members came together to raise and distribute funds, and to pass out food and coal to those in need. Now, more than 100 years later, we’re joining Greater Atlanta’s caring community and providing disaster relief to Greater Atlanta and our neighbors.

Interested in donating to Hurricane Florence relief efforts? Or do you or someone you know need assistance? Take a look below at how to help or get help. It’s a click or call away.

Need assistance?

Individuals who need assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence can contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 211 from a cell phone or landline. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7 hotline, available in over 180 languages, that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs before, during and after disasters. More information about 2-1-1 can be found at 211.org.

Localized Hurricane Florence information and updates are available by texting FLORENCE to 898-211.

Donate to the Hurricane Florence Relief Fund

The United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund will provide communities with resources to fund their mid- and long-term recovery efforts. The national fund will facilitate the donation process for United Way donors and partners who want to offer financial support to storm victims in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, parts of Georgia and Maryland and additional affected areas. Donate now.

For more information on United Way of Greater Atlanta, visit unitedwayatlanta.org.


Donna Burnham is the Vice President of United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 2-1-1.

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