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Below are requests from providers in areas affected by Harvey and Irma:

Texas and Florida have been hit with massive hurricanes over the past week. Intense storm surges, flooding, loss of power, and wind damage have left hundreds of thousands tasked with rebuilding their lives from scratch. Providers face those challenges and more. Below are details of specific needs for members affected by these two massive storms.


For those of you who want to make a charitable contribution for Floridians, Governor Rick Scott has activated the Florida Disaster Fund to support individuals who are impacted by Tropical Storm Irma. The Florida Disaster Fund helps provide financial support to Florida’s communities in times of disaster.

To make a contribution, please visit or text DISASTER to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10. Volunteer Florida has also engaged with Facebook to activate a donation portal online.


Hurricane Irma Resources:

HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Florida due to Hurricane Irma, HHS.

— To see the federal government's Hurricane Irma-specific resources, visit: Hurricane Irma, FEMA

Hurricane Harvey Resources:

— For ways to donate to more general causes, visit: Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)The New York Times

— Hurricane Harvey Resources for People with Disabilities, Access & Functional Needs, FEMA

CMS Hurricane Harvey Response and Information, CMS

— Important Social Security Information for People Affected by Hurricane Harvey, SSA

— Hurricane Harvey Resources: Inclusive Emergency Response, ACL

General Disaster Planning Resources:

— For general tips on how people with disabilities can prepare for a disaster, visit:

— If you would like to offer additional resources or share other ways to help, please contact