Following a second tornado that devastated our community within the span of a week, United Way of Escambia County is asking the community to aid recovery efforts in Northern Escambia and Pensacola.
Currently, there are four ways you can help:
- Donate to www.helpNWFLrecover.org. All donated funds stay in Escambia County and support local relief efforts. Please indicate which area you prefer to support by selecting “Century/North Escambia relief,” “Pensacola area relief” or “Either.”
- In-kind donations of items should be delivered to United Way of Escambia County (1301 W. Government St. Pensacola, FL 32502) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. United Way will collect and distribute these donations to agencies working directly with impacted residents. Items needed include water, non-perishable food, household supplies, toiletries (soap, dental care items, etc.; baby items—diapers, baby wipes, baby blankets, etc.; blankets; towels) and clothing. Clothing will be sent to St. Vincent dePaul Society, and they will distribute those items to victims through their Century and Pensacola locations.
- Offer services (such as tree removal, etc.) by emailing your business’s contact information and how you can help to Melissa Lewis at Melissa@unitedwayescambia.org.
- Volunteer by emailing your contact information, availability and in which area you would like to volunteer to Sarah Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah is compiling a list of volunteers. Once plans are finalized, United Way will send that list to BRACE, and they will deploy those volunteers.
Cumulus Media—Pensacola is also accepting in-kind donations of personal items. Please deliver any of the items needed in the following link to 6565 North W. Street, Suite 270. http://www.pensacolasjet.com/2016/02/16/helping-your-neighbors-in-century/
Those who require immediate disaster relief assistance should dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211nwfl.org to get connected to community resources that may help. If any questions arise, please call United Way at 850-434-3157.