Gov. Scott Thanks Florida Volunteers Responding to Harvey

Also Encourages Florida Businesses with Resources to Help Families Impacted by Storm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott thanked Florida volunteer organizations responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Members of the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Florida Baptist Convention have dedicated resources to help families impacted by the storm. Volunteer Florida is working collaboratively with officials in Texas to coordinate volunteer efforts from Florida.

Governor Scott said, “Following a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, the response of volunteer organizations like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Florida Baptist Convention are so important to supporting impacted families. We’re proud of all of the volunteers from Florida responding to this disaster and helping families during this terribly difficult time. I encourage Florida businesses and families who would like to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to contact reputable charitable organizations helping those in need. We will remain in contact with emergency management officials in Texas and do all we can to support the ongoing recovery and response efforts.”

Current Florida-based volunteer efforts from the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Florida Baptist Convention are as follows:

  • The American Red Cross has deployed 16 staff to impacted areas;
  • Volunteers with the Salvation Army have two shower trailers, two bunkhouses, one generator and 12 staff staged in Baton Rouge; and
  • Volunteers from Florida Baptist Convention have feeding and chainsaw teams on stand-by for deployment to Texas.

 

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