Giving Alert: Hurricane Florence and Michael Support

September 25, 2018

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is known for strategically connecting people with purpose. While those needs are always important and timely, there are also events which require an immediate response. The devastating threat of Hurricane Florence to millions of our neighbors in the coastal regions of southeastern United States is one such moment.

Locally, here are two organizations that are organizing relief efforts in the wake of the storm:

Hurricane Florence

Matthew 25 Ministries

American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region

In the region likely to be hardest hit, Foundation for the Carolinas has established a Hurricane Florence Response Fund.

Hurricane Michael

Matthew 25 Ministries

American Red Cross Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region

You could also consider supporting these two local funds dedicated to supporting those in need:

The purpose of the Heart of South Georgia Fund is to support the ongoing disaster relief efforts in Albany, Georgia, and other needs of the community.

The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities.

Funds raised will go toward disaster-related response and recovery. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible.

In times of critical need, we remember that the definition of “neighbors” extends far beyond our own back yard. Those connections strengthen and sustain us all.

Ellen M. Katz


Greater Cincinnati Foundation

About Greater Cincinnati Foundation

As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come.