How To help Hurricane Michael Victims In Florida

Hurricane Michael has had a beyond devastating impact on Florida’s Panhandle. Now that the Category 4 storm has passed, donations and other resources are needed to help those who were in its path. Below is a list of ways you can help Hurricane Michael survivors.

How To Help

  • The Florida Disaster Fund benefits disaster and response in areas affected by natural disasters. Donations can be made online here or you can text DISASTER to 20222 to make a $10 donation or DISASTER25 to 20222 to make a $25 donation. You can also click here for details on how to send a check.
  • The Red Cross has set up a fund specifically for Hurricane Michael victims. Click here to donate online and find information on how to donate by phone or mail
  • OneBlood is urging any who is eligible to donate blood. Find a list of OneBlood location across Florida here.
  • LifeSouth is also looking for blood donors to help the organization maintain blood supply at hospitals in the impacted areas. Click here to find a blood drive or donor center in your area.
  • Volunteer Florida has created a Hurricane Michael Volunteer Database Registration, where users can fill out a form detailing their skills, where they live, what languages they speak and any other pertinent information that will then be distributed to Volunteer Florida’s partner organizations that are in need of volunteers. Click here to fill out that form.
  • The Salvation Army has a web page dedicated to collecting donations for victims of Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence. Donations can also be made my phone or through mail, click here for more information on that. Organization officials said they accept donated items in some disasters, depending on the item. Click here to fill out that donation form.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando is adding more volunteer opportunities to build disaster relief meal boxes. The 15-inch boxes are packed with ready-to-eat foods, toilet paper and paper towels. The goal is to pack 2,000 boxes a day. The organization has volunteer spots open as early as next Thursday. For more information, click here.
  • The Humane Society of the United States has rescue teams responding to the animal shelters in the Panhandle as they continue to move equipment and personnel to the hardest hit areas to assess the needs of animals and shelter staff. Click here to donate.
  • Airbnb hosts in certain areas are opening up their homes for free to displaced Hurricane Michael survivors. Click here to sign up your home or to find a shelter.
  • Save the Children has deployed emergency response teams to make sure children and families have hygiene kits, portable cribs, washbasins, diapers and other essentials after the storm. Click here to donate to the agency’s Hurricane Michael relief fund.
  • Clean the World in Orlando has a goal to make 100,000 hygiene kits complete with recycled soaps and shampoos to deliver to those who are homeless or in shelters in the Panhandle. They send out shipments every day and are working with The Red Cross and Salvation Army to distribute them. They have opportunities to volunteer as early as this weekend. To sign up, click here.
  • GoFundMe has a list of verified campaigns that are raising funds to help with Hurricane Michael relief. Click here to see the verified campaigns.
  • International Medical Corps has sent doctors and nurses to help staff medical facilities and special-needs shelters in the Panhandle. Click here to donate to the cause.

Drop Off Locations

Goodwill is putting out a call to drop off everyday-use items. People can drop off items at any Goodwill donation location; they should let the Goodwill employee know it’s meant for hurricane recovery and it will be designated for distribution to survivors in the Panhandle and Big Bend areas. Items needed include: clothing, shoes, blankets and towels, couches, chairs, tables, dishes, silverware, cups. You can find the nearest donation location by visiting www.goodwillcfl.org or viewing the list below.

Goodwill Locations

  • Apopka
    • 1312 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, Florida 32703, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 720-3311
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Casselberry/Longwood
    • 1795 Sunshadow Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 695-3800
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Clermont
    • 1855 S. Grand Highway Clermont, Florida 34711
    • Get Directions
    • (352) 404-7777
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Curry Ford
    • 7390 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, Florida 32822, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 447-0026
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • DeLand
    • 1600 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, Florida 32720, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (386) 265-0975
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Eustis
    • 18573 US Highway 441 Eustis, Florida 32757
    • Get Directions
    • (352) 404-7766
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Fern Park
    • 7800 S. U.S. Hwy 17-92 Fern Park, Florida, 32730
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 478-1000
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Goldenrod
    • 4780 South Goldenrod Road, Orlando, Florida 32822, United States
    • Get Directions
    • 407-720-3313
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Holly Hill
    • 1577 Nova Rd. Holly Hill, Florida 32117
    • Get Directions
    • (386) 257-3247
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Kissimmee
    • 1356 East Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 932-0002
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Leesburg
    • 10600 Highway 441 Leesburg, Florida 34788
    • Get Directions
    • (352) 404-7755
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Merritt Island
    • 1550 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida 32953, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (321) 453-7494
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • North Melbourne
    • 4900 Wickham Road, Suite #108 Melbourne, Florida 32940
    • Get Directions
    • (321) 752-7474
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • OBT Retail Store
    • 7531 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida 32809, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 859-4750
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Orange City
    • 891 Harley Strickland Blvd. Orange City, Florida 32763
    • Get Directions
    • (386) 774-5533
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Oviedo
    • 1819 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 706-0800
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Palm Bay
    • 1155 Malabar Road Northeast, Palm Bay, Florida 32907, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (321) 872-0051
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Port Orange
    • 1752 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, Florida 32129
    • Get Directions
    • (386) 898-0308
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Rockledge
    • 4851 S. US Hwy. 1 Rockledge, Florida 32955
    • Get Directions
    • (321) 890-1441
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Sanford
    • 300 East 3rd Street, Sanford, Florida 32771, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 323-2272
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
  • Skyview Outlet Center
    • 7915 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida 32809, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 270-8981
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
  • St. Cloud
    • 4257 W. 13th St. U.S. 192 St. Cloud, Florida 34769
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 957-9441
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Waterford Lakes
    • 12170 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, Florida 32825, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 277-4999
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • West Melbourne
    • 2245 Coastal Lane West Melbourne, Florida 32904
    • Get Directions
    • (321) 953-8090
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • West Sanford
    • 4516 FL-46, Sanford, FL 32771, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 878-1741
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Winter Garden
    • 13221 West Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, Florida 34787, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 654-6292
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., Sun 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
  • Winter Park
    • 750 Orange Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789, United States
    • Get Directions
    • (407) 628-5553
    • Mon-Sat 9:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M., Sun. 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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