As thousands of people evacuate their homes because of Hurricane Florence, United Way is taking calls and helping people find the resources they need.
United Way’s 2-1-1 service and website has collected information about shelters, FEMA assistance, and disaster distress hotline information. 2-1-1 specialists can answer questions regarding the following:
— Shelter locations
— Where to get food
— Where to get supplies
— Help accessing disaster programs
— Other non-life threatening emergencies
People in affected areas can call 2-1-1 or text “Florence” to 898-211 for information about available services in their local community.
Additionally, United Way has established The United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund, a national fund which will distribute 100 percent of donations to mid- and long-term recovery efforts in the affected areas in the months and years ahead.