United Way Establishes Hurricane Michael Relief Fund

The United Way of Cullman County has established a relief fund to help with the recovery efforts from the devastating and widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Michael.  All contributions donated to United Way’s Hurricane Michael Relief Fund will be used to help with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services. 

“United Way of Cullman County will send 100 % of the donations made to the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund to help with recovery efforts,” said Becky Goff, Executive Director.  “We are  collaborating with other United Way’s, 2-1-1 Call Centers and disaster organizations in the impacted areas to help in the recovery efforts.”

United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free hotline that provides information to individuals seeking community resources such as shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs, before, during and after disasters.  Anyone who needs help related to Hurricane Michael can contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 2,1,1 from a cell phone or landline.  Hurricane Michael information and updates are also available by texting MICHAEL to 898-211. 

Year-round, United Way invests in first responders, so they can respond quickly in times of disaster, as they are doing now.  If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 2-1-1, the United Way funded community resource line for emergency assistance 24 hours a day. 

To give to the United Way Hurricane Michael Relief Fund you can give online at uwaycc.org or contact United Way at 256-739-2948 or mail checks to United Way of Cullman County/Hurricane Michael Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116 Cullman, AL 35056.