The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties will be opening their doors on Saturday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. to act as a coordination and mobilization point for volunteers in response to Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.
Volunteers and groups will meet at the United Way offices (3747 West International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach) to receive their assignment and will then deploy as a group to their worksite. All projects will be in the Volusia or Flagler communities. Volunteers are asked to bring any debris or clean up equipment that they might have such as: yard gloves, shears, and trash bags.
More than 30 individual projects have already been reported that need assistance with debris clean up and other Hurricane Irma related needs. Additionally, many nonprofits were flooded or experienced damage from Hurricane Irma which has resulted in a delay in services.
As part of relief efforts, the United Way participates in various disaster preparedness groups namely as a volunteer coordinator. Over 50 individuals and teams have already signed up to serve, but more volunteers are needed to address the widespread damage to the community. Any individuals or groups interested in serving their community should contact Francine Martin, volunteer center coordinator at (386) 275-1948.