Relief Fund Established for Residents Impacted by Irma
Even before Hurricane Irma hit Hillsborough County, good Samaritans all around the country began asking how they could help residents. Hillsborough County has established the Hillsborough County Irma Relief Fund that will directly fund recovery efforts for residents impacted by the storm.
All financial donations to the relief fund will be used to support non-profit organizations providing aid and recovery services to Hillsborough County residents, such as Salvation Army and American Red Cross. Funds collected will go directly to residents through the non-profit organizations and will not be used for any governmental services or administrative costs.
Donations can be made to the Hillsborough County Irma Relief Fund by:
- Make on online donation
- Check: Payable to "Hillsborough Irma Relief" and mail to Lutheran Services Florida at 3627 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33614.
Funding will be authorized by a committee consisting of representatives from the Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services, Florida Department of Children and Families, and United Way Suncoast.
The creation of a general recovery/relief account to support human services organizations providing relief and recovery services to disaster survivors is a part of Hillsborough County's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.