Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund Activated

Greater Tampa Bay Nonprofits Join Forces for Irma Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding

While there is still uncertainty regarding the full impact Hurricane Irma will have on our region, a unique partnership has been launched in preparation for what may come. The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund (TBDRRF) is a new strategic collaboration of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, United Way of Citrus County, United Way of Hernando, United Way of Pasco, and United Way Suncoast.

Donors can visit www.TBDisasterFund.org and donate to the regional recovery effort or choose a specific county.

The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund provides a trusted and reliable way to donate to local storm recovery efforts and 100% of the funds collected thorough this effort will be directed to address immediate and mid- to long-term recovery needs through the provision of grants to select nonprofits.  Distribution of funds will be overseen through a collaborative process by the funding partners above to ensure the funds are distributed fairly and equitably to address the community’s most serious recovery needs.

The organizations will mutually collect donations and provide assistance for recovery and rebuilding through this collaborative disaster response and recovery initiative that will span DeSoto, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

By working together, we can pool our resources and leverage our individual relationships and expertise to speed help to those who need it the most across our greater community.

For more information or to donate, visit www.TBDisasterFund.org.

Donations may be made by:

Volunteers interesting in assisting in recovery and rebuilding:

Grant applications/guidelines may be obtained by:

For media inquiries, contact Wilma Norton, wnorton@cftampabay.org or 727.422.0509.

This article was reproduced from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.