During times of disaster, United Way Suncoast participates in collaborative meetings with local nonprofit organizations to help respond to the needs of our community. Once volunteer needs are identified, they will be listed on our website. Visit this page during times of disaster to see how you can help. You can also follow us on social media for up-to-date alerts.
If you have been impacted by a storm and need assistance, call 2-1-1 (like 9-1-1) and a representative will help identify resources that are available to you. For DeSoto, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota County residents, you can text your zip code to 898-211 and a 2-1-1 specialist will have a text conversation with you.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA is responsible for responding to national disasters, training first responders, and managing the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.