Hurricane Michael: How to Help!
John Wellborn • October 17, 2018
Hurricane Michael Relief:
How You Can Help!
There has been an incredible outpouring of support to help those in need that have been affected by the devestation of Hurricane Michael. 30A and Santa Rosa Beach were lucky not to experience any major damage, but communities to our east like Panama City, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, and Marianna (and more) were directly in the path of the largest storm our area has ever seen.
There are so many ways to help. Recovery will take months and every penny counts when people have so little! Please consider some of these avenues to help.
LIVE WELL 30A
Our friends at Live Well 30A will be contributing 20% of EVERY PURCHASE from LiveWell30AGear.com from now until the end of the year to help our neighbors in need.
GRAYTON BEER COMPANY
Grayton Beer Company’s Production Facility, located at 217 Serenoa Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459, is a regional staging and distribution point for all supplies needed in the relief effort throughout the Panhandle. Priority items are water, non-perishable food, cleaning products, diapers, toiletries, new clothing, new bedding, and first aid products. Supplies can be dropped off at any time inside the Taproom or by the door. They are working in conjunction with the Walton County Sheriffs Office and will have up to date information on needs and deliveries.
LOCAL RENTAL COMPANIES
Check in with your rental company before arriving in town. Many companies are organizing donations and would love to have you bring supplies from outside areas where supplies are easier to purchase. If you own a vacation home in the area, please reach out to us or your management company about opening your home to those displaced by the storm or crew members that have come to the area to work and help the communities in need.
FLORIDA DISASTER FUND
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida's official private fund established to assist Florida's communities as we respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.
To make a contribution, please visit FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10. Text DISASTER25 to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $25.
Volunteers are a critical resource as communities recover from this disaster. If you are in the area, able and willing to help, you can register at VolunteerFlorida.org for opportunities to help in the coming weeks and months of recovery.
LOCAL PLACES OF WORSHIP
Many local churches and places of worship have started relief funds, Amazon Wish Lists, and outreach as well. Our friends and neighbors at Redeemer 30A and Good News UMC both in Santa Rosa Beach, and Chapel at the Beach in Rosemary Beach are heavily involved with local organizations and relief efforts. Click the links above to see what areas they are involved with and how you can help - whether you are a local, or out-of-towner.
YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESSES
When you visit, please patronize your favorite local spots. Bring donations. Check in with your favorite restaurants, artists, shops, and more to see how you can help.
Do you have other resources we should list? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!