Supporting Hurricane Michael Recovery

Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, reached Mexico Beach, Florida on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

We desire to share timely and trusted information about response efforts, and have curated several opportunities for local donors who may wish to support immediate and longer term relief efforts.

Ways you can help:

  • American Red Cross
    As of Wednesday night, the American Red Cross was housing nearly 8,000 people in shelters across Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, and has plans to serve tens of thousands of meals per day during the immediate recovery period.
  • The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund that will respond to medium- and long-term recovery needs of communities impacted by any hurricane that comes out of the Atlantic (including the Gulf of Mexico) during the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.  Grant committees comprised of representatives from impacted areas will guide the grantmaking, and the goal is to balance funds raised so that smaller, community organizations are funded alongside larger organizations doing substantive recovery work in the impacted areas, including rebuilding homes and businesses and providing mental health services.
  • Charity Navigator has compiled a list of qualified nonprofit organizations working to provide general aid & relief, animal care & services, and food & hunger relief in the impacted areas.

Community Foundation of Louisville fundholders can recommend distributions from their funds to qualified nonprofit organizations helping communities recover from Hurricane Michael through Fund. For additional assistance, please contact Michael Pfaff at [email protected] or 502.585.4649.

Please contact the Community Foundation at 502.585.4649 if you have any questions or need additional information.