Governor Scott activates Florida Disaster Fund following Orlando nightclub attack

(WSVN) - ORLANDO, Fla. (WSVN) — Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Disaster Fund, Monday, after Sunday morning’s terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

The governor’s office said the fund will provide financial support for organizations serving survivors, their families and others in need. The fund is the state’s official private fund for assisting Florida’s communities during times of emergency or disaster.

“We are committed to ensuring that every resource is available to help those in need following yesterday’s horrific terror attack in Orlando,” Scott said. “Since the attack, we have seen Floridians unite together, and our state has received an incredible outpouring of prayers and support. Activating the Florida Disaster Fund will give individuals across the country the opportunity to assist survivors and the loved ones of the victims. We will continue to work together in the coming days to do all we can to help this community heal.”

Contributions can be made online at www.FloridaDisasterFund.org or by checks sent to 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Checks should be made payable to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, with “Florida Disaster Fund” in the memo line.

The governor’s office said 100 percent of funds raised will go toward those in need. Donations are also tax deductible.

For additional information, email info@volunteerflorida.org or call 850-414-7400.

For check donations:
Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attention: Florida Disaster Fund
3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180
Tallahassee, FL 32311

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