As the September 2022 Hurricane Ian ravaged communities across the state of Florida, the Florida Coalition for Children Foundation (FCCF) mobilized its network and established the FCCF Disaster Relief Fund to provide much needed funds and immediate assistance to support the rescue, relief, and recovery of the children, youth, and families associated with Florida’s child welfare system of care. Today, FCCF is poised to perform relief efforts again this 2023 season.
The Foundation has the capacity and qualifications necessary to provide timely emergency response services resulting from storm damage by supplying funding and resources to individuals, families, and their support systems that provide care and resources in the affected communities. One hundred percent of the tax-deductible donations to the FCCF Disaster Relief Fund are used to provide temporary housing, gas cards, fresh foods, clothing, household items, generators, items for home repair, and basic needs directly to families in Florida’s child welfare system of care.
The marshalling of FCC members and resources is a part of FCCF philanthropic history; the FCCF rapidly coordinated and deployed relief efforts for both Hurricane Irma in 2017 and Hurricane Michael in 2018, providing supplies and linkages to services for thousands of Florida residents affected by those storms. The FCCF was also instrumental in aiding Florida human services workers with supplies of personal protective equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that supports the Florida Coalition for Children’s member agencies and the children and families those agencies serve. The FCCF Disaster Relief Fund is monitored and reviewed annually by the external auditing firm, Purvis Gray & Co. The FCCF has received an unmodified audit for the last seven consecutive years.
In preparation for possible 2023 hurricane impact, donations to the FCCF Disaster Relief Fund can be made in advance HERE.