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Disaster Fund Donates $500K for Tampa Bay Hurricane Irma Relief

October 14, 2017

The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, a strategic collaboration by seven major Tampa Bay area philanthropic organizations, has awarded nearly $500,000 to Tampa Bay area nonprofits to address the needs for immediate recovery after Hurricane Irma.

The first phase of funding focused on immediate relief efforts, mostly providing funds to community organizations that could replenish food resources and provide emergency services to local residents.

The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund is a unique partnership of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, United Way of Citrus County, United Way of Hernando, United Way of Pasco, and United Way Suncoast. It was activated to provide a trusted and reliable way to donate to local storm recovery efforts with 100 percent of the funds collected to address immediate and mid- to long-term recovery needs through the provision of grants to select nonprofits.

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