For everyone that was affected near and far, by Hurricane Irma, my prayers for you are strength, courage, speedy recovery, protection, good health, peace, joy and rich blessings!
If you need help or advice after Hurricane Irma's onslaught, where do you turn?
“In the wake of Hurricane Irma, which has hit our state hard and devastated so many communities, we know many of you are feeling the impact. You’re working to get your homes and businesses repaired. You’re helping your neighbors. You’re joining forces with others to offer food, shelter, repairs and meet the critical needs to keep your communities going strong.
Lending a helping hand is what friends and neighbors do - it’s what Realtors do. When we all come together offering comfort and hope, it makes getting through tough times like this a little easier. We are so thankful to be here, working together to rebuild our communities and our state.”
Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund - This is Realtors helping Realtors and others in the Realtor family - including real estate brokerage employees, associations and staff - who need assistance. The Fund accepts donations from anyone who wants to help.
Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund - to donate
Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund - to apply for help
Florida Disaster Fund supports local service organizations that help individuals in their communities with disaster response and recovery efforts - Click to donate or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10. NOTE: Individuals seeking financial assistance should register with FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Realtors® Relief Foundation - to donate
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers federal disaster assistance: To call, (800) 621-FEMA (3362); TTY (800) 462-7585; more info, www.fema.gov
Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC): To find a center near you to go to for guidance, use the DRC Locator or text DRC and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362).
Small Business Administration (SB) offers low-interest disaster assistance loans and business help
American Red Cross: (800) HELP-NOW
Salvation Army: (800) SAL-ARMY
Florida’s free Insurance Consumer Helpline for insurance questions about policies: (877) 693-5236
Florida Chief Financial Officer’s webpage to assist consumers with filing claims
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Program offers assistance to businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to Irma. More info or to file for DUA or call 1-800-385-3920
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program provides support to businesses that suffered economic or physical damage from Hurricane Irma. The application period expires Oct. 31, 2017.
Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center offers a business damage assessment surveying tool for businesses to report damages from Hurricane Irma.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Call Center: (800) 621-3362 (option 2); email, complete a “Request for Support” form and send to FEMA-NFIP-Support@fema.dhs.gov
A legal aid hotline is now available for Hurricane Irma survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney: 1 (866) 550-2929