Update on Hurricane Recovery
Like many residents of the Greater Richmond and Petersburg region, we have been deeply affected by news coming out of areas impacted by severe hurricanes in recent weeks. And like many of you, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg wants to do as much as possible to help those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Below, we have compiled important information for residents of the Richmond and Petersburg region seeking to help people in areas of need.
If You or Someone You Know Needs Assistance
2-1-1 is operational across all affected areas. If someone you know needs help, they can call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There may be a wait, but calls will be answered. In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.
2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects people from all communities to essential health and human services—24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 will remain open and ready to provide local information about evacuation routes, shelters, food and water, health resources, and other needs throughout the storm.
The United Way Harvey & Irma Recovery Funds
United Way has created the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund and the United Way Irma Recovery Fund to support local communities in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
As part of our mission to build stronger communities, and to fight for the health and safety of every person in every community, United Ways in the affected areas will continue to raise money locally and respond to emerging needs as appropriate for their community. The national fund will complement those efforts and provide a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors who want to impact all affected areas.
Donate to the Recovery Funds
These funds will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. With your support, we can help rebuild communities. 100% of individual donations given to United Way Recovery Funds will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.Irma Recovery Fund Harvey Recovery Fund
Donate to Local Efforts
As a critical part of a community’s recovery efforts, local United Ways are ready to help those whose lives have been affected by this natural disaster. Local funds have been set up to help with both the short-term needs and the longer-term rebuilding efforts. You can learn more about how to donate or how you can help those impacted by this natural disaster.Irma Local Funds Harvey Local Funds
We will post new information on this page as it becomes available. Meanwhile, get the latest information on all of United Way’s efforts to help those in need by visiting United Way Worldwide’s Hurricane Harvey page and Hurricane Irma page.