FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION
We will place as much helpful information as possible here, to help with the recent flooding and aftermath. Please scroll through for a variety of information.
Fort Lauderdale Cares Day - April 29
In light of the recent flash flooding, the City of Fort Lauderdale organized two events on Saturday, April 29th to provide resources and items of need:
- Floyd Hull Stadium: 2800 SW 8th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 - 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Westwood Heights Elementary: 2861 SW 9th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 - 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Food, water, books/toys giveaway, and social services will also be able.
Is this Contractor Licensed and Insured?
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation asks you to verify a contractor's license by visiting their website at www.myfloridalicense.com or calling 850-487-1395. You can also download the Department of Business and Professional Regulation mobile app.
Comfort Station Behind the Armory and Walgreens on State Road 84 and SW 4th Avenue
Free tetanus shots, hot showers, air conditioning, phone charging stations! Stop by #comfortstation near SR 84 at SW 4th Ave. Behind 356th Florida National Guard Armory, Ft. Lauderdale Fl and Walgreens at 340 SW 24th St. Also bug repellant, water, ice and more. Supplies change each day, but stop by.
An ongoing list of resources from a variety of sources:
All Hands Volunteers – All Hands Volunteers’s mission is to meet the short and long-term needs of disaster-affected communities. They work alongside community members to build disaster-resilient schools, homes, and infrastructure.
Direct Relief International – Direct Relief is one of the top humanitarian aid organizations. It’s active in all 50 states and 70 countries and has a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. They work closely with affected communities to determine where and how to deploy medical resources in order to save the most lives.
The World Vision – The World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization. It trains and mobilizes community-based volunteers in major response and recovery activities; provides consultant services to local unaffiliated churches and Christian charities; and collects, manages, and organizes goods for distribution to affected communities.
The REACT International – REACT International provides emergency communication facilities for other relief organizations. Their network of committed communications professionals assists communities in times of emergency and disaster.
The American Red Cross – The American Red Cross works to ease disaster-related suffering through humanitarian assistance and disaster relief initiatives. ARC’s emergency assistance includes feeding stations, first aid, temporary shelter, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, food, clothing, emergency transportation, home repairs, and medical supplies.
The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army is one of the largest disaster relief organizations in the world. They provide emergency assistance including mass and mobile feeding, temporary shelter, counseling, search and rescue, medical assistance, and resource distribution.
National Disaster Relief Organizations
SBP – SBP was founded in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Its main objective is to shrink the time between the initial disaster and the recovery phase. SBP has a five part mission: to rebuild efficiently, to share their model with other organizations, to prepare homes and businesses through resilience training, to advise municipal and state officials, and to advocate for policy changes to improve disaster recovery. With the help of thousands of AmeriCorps volunteers, SBP rebuilds homes far below the market price following disasters.
The National Organization for Victim Assistance – NOVA provides trauma mitigation services for individuals and families who experience trauma after disaster. Most NOVA teams receive extensive training in critical events, from mass shootings to natural disasters.
AmeriCares – AmeriCares has three main objectives in times of disaster: ready, respond and recover. By working with local government and health sectors, AmeriCares tries to prepare community hospitals and distribute medical supplies so they can provide as much life-saving care as possible. AmeriCares remains in the disaster-affected area until the health system recovers.
Flood Relief Organizations
Team Rubicon – Team Rubicon has responded to over 80 flood-related disasters. Unique in the world of disaster relief, Team Rubicon combines the skills of military veterans with those of first responders and medical professionals. Founded by two marines, Team Rubicon also helps veterans transition from military to civilian life. Deploying both domestically and abroad, this humanitarian organization has operated in areas considered too dangerous by other disaster relief organizations.
Faith-Based and Christian Disaster Relief Organizations
Samaritan’s Purse – This non-denominational Christian organization provides spiritual and physical aid to people affected by disaster and poverty around the world. It focuses on helping victims of war, poverty, natural disasters and famine. Samaritan’s Purse programs include agricultural assistance, educational training, construction projects, clean water and sanitation, and women’s programs.
NECHAMA – NECHAMA is a voluntary organization that provides natural disaster preparedness, response and recovery services. Its work surrounds the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the world through acts of kindness”). NECHAMA trains and equips volunteers to assist disaster survivors with cleanup, debris removal, clean and sanitize homes, hang sheetrock, paint, replace flooring and more.
Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) – CDS provides childcare in shelters and disaster assistance centers. Trained, certified volunteers respond to traumatized children with a calm, safe and reassuring presence.
The Volunteers of America – is involved in initial response services aimed at meeting the critical needs of disaster victims.
The Friends Disaster Service (FDS) – FDS provides clean-up and rebuilding assistance to elderly, disabled, low-income, or uninsured survivors of disasters, regardless of faith, race, or ethnicity. While they are not first responders, they offer disaster clean-up assistance.
Convoy of Hope - Convoy of Hope is a humanitarian organization that is committed to providing aid and assistance to communities affected by natural disasters.
Florida Baptist Disaster Relief – The mission of Florida Baptist Disaster Relief and Recovery Ministries is to “Make a difference” in times of disaster by connecting Florida Baptist Churches and Associations to people and communities impacted by disaster and by responding with Help, Healing, and Hope, that demonstrates and shares the love of Christ.
Brethren Disaster Ministries - Brethren Disaster Ministries engages a network of volunteers to repair or rebuild damaged homes for disaster survivors who lack sufficient resources to hire a contractor or other paid labor.