Donate to Hurricane Michael relief

Hurricane Michael seen via satellite imagery as it hit the Florida Panhandle. 

By UM News

Hurricane Michael seen via satellite imagery as it hit the Florida Panhandle. 

Donate to Hurricane Michael relief

By UM News
Members of the UM community who want to donate to relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricanes Michael and Florence can do so through various agencies.

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, devastating Mexico Beach, Panama City, and other areas of Florida before sweeping northward through Georgia and into the Carolinas and Virginia. 

As of Friday afternoon, the death toll as a result of Hurricane Michael was 16. Parts of the Carolinas still recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Florence last month were again hit by wind and rain. Millions in the storm's path are without power, and some roadways remain blocked and open only to emergency vehicles. 

Members of the University of Miami community who wish to donate to the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricanes Michael and Florence can do so via the American Red Cross, the United Way, and the Florida Disaster Fund.

American Red Cross

Help people affected by Hurricane Michael by donating to the American Red Cross, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word MICHAEL to 90999 to make a $10 donation (standard messaging rates apply). Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

United Way Disaster Recovery Fund

Donations to the Disaster Recovery Fund will help local United Ways support mid- and long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. One hundred percent of individual donations given to these funds will be distributed to the affected areas. The United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund is supporting local communities in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia affected by Hurricane Florence. 

Florida Disaster Fund

Volunteer Florida, the lead agency for national service in the State of Florida, is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. It works in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Emergency Animal Rescue Fund

The Humane Society of the United States has an Animal Rescue Team in place in Escambia County, Fla. Volunteers are responding to the needs of animals and animal shelters impacted by Hurricane Michael, and continue to move equipment and personnel into areas that have been hit hardest. 

For text updates as Florida recovery efforts continue, text FLPREPARES to 888-777.