Hurricane Irma devastated Florida, just as many were still recovering from Harvey in Houston, TX. My prayers are with those who have suffered and have lost something valuable due to these natural disasters. Hurricane Irma damaged a large portion of the state, making landfall on the Florida Keys as a Category 4 Hurricane on Sunday morning.
The branch is meeting and gathering efforts with the local members and engineering societies to bring the community back to normal or as close to normal as possible. We would appreciate any messages requesting assistance so that we can provide adequate help where needed the most. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, feel free to donate to the Florida Disaster Fund. The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. How to Donate: Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. Donations may be made by credit card on the secure website www.floridadisasterfund.org or by check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation and should include “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line. Volunteer Florida Foundation Attention: Florida Disaster Fund 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180 Tallahassee, FL 32311 For additional questions about the Florida Disaster Fund, please contact email@example.com or call (850) 414-7400.