United Way of Brevard
United Way of Brevard Hurricane Irma Relief Fund
It has been just over a week since Hurricane Irma struck our community. As damage assessments come in, we are seeing many in our community with immediate, unmet needs. Currently, we have over 1,000 requests via Crisis Clean Up for help with tree removal, tarp installation and other debris removal. While we have over 400 reputable and vetted volunteers in the community working these issues, many of these projects require some funding to complete.
And for some, like our seniors, single moms or people with disabilities who were already struggling to make ends meet, the effects of the storm have made it even more difficult. Many are reaching out for the very first time needing help.
In response to those needs from the impact of Hurricane Irma, we have created the United Way of Brevard Hurricane Irma Relief Fund.
All donations to the United Way of Brevard Hurricane Irma Relief Fund will go directly to supporting recovery efforts in Brevard (with no administrative fees). Our United Way staff team will work with other disaster relief agencies and community volunteers to address the many ongoing needs of Hurricane Irma victims in the days and months to come.
Please know that your support of United Way’s Community Campaign has allowed and continues to allow our team and many of our partner agencies to be there pre- and post- storm. We appreciate your continued support and additional generosity.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance due to Hurricane Irma, here are some additional resources:
Home Cleanup Hotline for Hurricane Irma
United Way of Brevard is working post storm to help those in need with clean up especially our most vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities. Reputable and vetted volunteer relief agencies are available to help with tree removal, tarp installation and other debris removal. Call 1-800-451-1954 to request assistance.
Call 211 Brevard
For a free referral to community resources 24/7. Post storm specialists can links callers to resources for basic needs such as water, food and shelter, answer questions about post-storm recovery and offer emotional support.
Brevard designated by FEMA for individual assistance
Brevard County Emergency Management was notified Wednesday by FEMA, based on initial damage assessments that Brevard qualifies as an Individual Assistance county.
Brevard County homeowners, renters and business owners may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damages and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.
Those who suffered Irma-related damages are encouraged to register with FEMA: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov, or on the FEMA Mobile App, or by Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA).
The FEMA website for questions about Individual Assistance is https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
DEO has formally announced Disaster Unemployment. Assistance:http://www.floridajobs.org/news-center/DEO-Press/2017/09/13/federal-reemployment-assistance-available-for-disaster-victims Individuals in designated-disaster areas must file DUA applications by October 13, 2017. DEO instructs those affected that, "to file a DUA claim go to http://www.floridajobs.org/ or call 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to assist claimants. For DUA claims information call 1-800-204-2418 and choose option 2 to speak to a customer service representative."