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In case you missed it, yesterday we launched Florida's First Coast Relief Fund in partnership with St. Johns County United Way, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. We're thankful for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for generously committing $250,000 to seed this effort and matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to another $250,000.
One hundred percent of all gifts will address the unmet needs of those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Northeast Florida. Here's how you can help: bit.ly/flfirstcoastrelief
If you are an agency member of HandsOn Jacksonville, we encourage you to post your volunteer opportunities so individuals have a one-stop location to go to so they can respond as quickly as possible.
Non-members or those lacking access to the internet, call (904) 463-0513. Otherwise, please send an email to both: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post your opportunity for you.
Hurricane Matthew Volunteer Information
Want to get engaged and volunteer during this potential time of need?
If you have not signed up as a volunteer through our volunteer portal, please do so. This way, we can contact you should the need arise. You'll also be able to view opportunities that our partner nonprofits may be posting after the storm to ask for assistance in our community.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AND SHOULD I NOT DO?
• DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY. Spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers interfere with qualified first responders and organized relief agencies on the ground currently meeting the needs of survivors. It is dangerous for you and for those you may try to assist. Travel is extremely difficult or impossible throughout disaster-affected areas and is not safe for untrained volunteers.
• DO NOT bring unsolicited donations such as clothing, food, or supplies to fire stations, police departments, etc. This causes first responders to redirect valuable resources toward items that may not meet the needs of survivors when they need to focus on identified needs and emergency situations.
• DO make a cash donation to trusted humanitarian organizations conducting relief and recovery operations. This is the most effective way you can assist relief efforts.
• DO register your volunteer interest with local voluntary agencies.
• DO register for first aid training or join a voluntary agency active in disaster response so you can be better prepared to help with future emergencies.
• DO be prepared!
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