Impacted Lives :  12,001,453

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Initiative #7799632
2022 S.E.Hurricane Response & Recovery Initiative

Managed by the Tree of Life Food Bank, the 2022 Disaster Relief Fund was established to support damaged communities and budget for pending catastrophes that could occur throughout the SE U.S. before year-end. All funds raised were deployed to hurricane-devastated areas prior to the close of the 2022 calendar year. 

Mission Support Registration Form

Community/ Municipality Support Request Form

The 2022 Hurricane Season began with its first named storm, Tropical Storm Alex, which developed five days after the start of the season. There have been Eight named tropical storms so far this season.  To date, three of them strengthened into a hurricane, with Hurricane Fiona reaching major hurricane intensity and devastating Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Bermuda.  

On September 23, 2022, Florida Governor Ron Desantis issued Executive Order 22-218, declaring a State of Emergency for 24 counties in the path of Hurricane Ian. On September 28, 2022, the storm made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, leaving thousands of FL residents stranded and without power. The UNCA is actively working with emergency managers, law enforcement, and VOAD partners to provide:

  • Multi-Agency Logistic Support

  • Direct Municipal Community Support 

  • Damage Assessment 

  • Bulk Distribution Sites: To assist in the recovery of residents affected by the disaster, the UNCA will establish and launch bulk distribution sites providing food, water, and supplies for residents of affected areas that are underserved. The purpose of the sites is to provide resources at the neighborhood level directly into the hands of those who have been affected. The bulk distribution sites overcome challenges relating to transportation, which often prevent citizens from receiving much-needed support.

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Shelter Support

  • Long-Term Recovery Support