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United Way is Fighting for Everyone Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10, making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and the most powerful storm to hit the continental United States in nearly 50 years, according to the Associated Press. In response, United Way Worldwide reinforced its 2-1-1 service to assist those in the path of the hurricane. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7 hotline, available in more than 180 languages, that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs before, during and after disasters. Individuals who need assistance during and after Hurricane Michael can access support services by:

Dialing 211 from a cell phone or landline.

Texting MICHAEL to 898-211.

More information about 2-1-1 can be found at 211.org.

YOU CAN Help Communities Recover from Hurricane MICHAEL

Donate to the United Way Hurricane Michael Recovery Fund to support communities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia impacted by the storm. United Ways in the affected areas will raise money locally and respond to emerging needs as appropriate, while this national fund will complement their efforts and provide a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors who want to impact all affected areas.


The United Way Hurricane Michael Recovery Fund helps local United Ways meet storm-related needs and supports mid- and long-term recovery efforts. 100% of individual donations will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas. With your support, we can rebuild communities.



Give online 

Text to give: Text MICHAEL to 40403.

Mail a donation
United Way Worldwide
P.O. Box 418607
Boston, MA 02241-8607

Please make out checks to United Way Worldwide, and add “Michael” to the memo line. For wire transfers, please contact Jeanette Powell for more information.

Donate with Bitcoin:


Have a question about the donation process, our online form or method of payment? Please click here. Thank you for your generosity.

How to Donate to Local Efforts

As a critical part of a community’s recovery efforts, United Ways are ready to help those whose lives have been affected by this natural disaster. It's likely that local funds will be set up to help with both the short-term needs and the longer-term rebuilding efforts. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

United Way Worldwide will report the total amount of money raised by the national fund and United Ways in the affected areas on its website (unitedway.org). Distributions also will be tracked and posted online. 

United Way Worldwide meets the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability spanning Governance, Measuring Effectiveness, Finances and Fundraising. The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. Evaluations are done without charge to the charity and are posted for free public access on Give.org.