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Your local United Way of North Central Florida can connect you to giving and volunteer opportunities in response to the hardships our northern neighbors are experiencing as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

“United Way of North Central Florida is just one of hundreds of independent, local United Ways throughout the country that are mobilizing to help those affected by the storm with their near- and long-term recovery needs,” said Debbie Mason, President & CEO United Way of North Central Florida. “While the storm has passed, United Way will continue to be there to help rebuild lives and communities.”

Please visit to make a donation to the Hurricane Sandy Fund, or text RECOVERY to 52000 to make an instant $10 donation. If you would like to donate through your local United Way of North Central Florida please visit and click GIVE, call 352-331-2800 or mail a check to United Way of North Central Florida at 6031 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607-2025. Please make a note designating the donation to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund.

If you have questions about the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund, please send an email to Elwanda Young, United Way of New York City at or contact Linda Daily at United Way Worldwide –, 1-703-836-7112 x474.
United Way is proud to continually give help in times of need, long after immediate government and nonprofit aid has ended.

More information:
•    Read the Press Release about the Fund sent by United Way of New York City.
•    2-1-1s: Connect People with Human Services as well as Volunteer Opportunities
Hurricane Sandy has battered countless United Way communities up and down the Eastern Seabord and across the Northeast. United Way 2-1-1s have been activated by Governors or State Offices of Emergency Management in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina. Please encourage your family and friends affected by this storm to reach out to United Way 2-1-1 for assistance, and whether people are affected or not, 2-1-1 can help connect people with volunteer opportunities. Visit to connect with your 2-1-1 online and follow @211us on Twitter.