Emergency Resources

Emergency Resources

Since its inception in 2016, the First Coast Relief Fund has distributed nearly $9 million through 251 grants to 128 unique organizations in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties. Whether our community is facing a crisis or not, we understand there are many people still very much in need of everyday assistance. Below is a collection of community resources where you can find help.

Mobile App and Social Media Information (COJ)

Mayor Donna Deegan: @MayorDeegan on X/Formerly known as Twitter

JaxReady: @JaxReady on X/Formerly known as Twitter | JaxReady app


Emergency Operations Centers


United Way’s FREE 211 Helpline and 988 Lifeline

211 is the easy-to-remember, three-digit telephone number that connects Northeast Florida callers to health, social and human services and more than 4,000 community programs. This community help resource is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides information to callers in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, Baker, Putnam, Columbia, Suwannee and Hamilton counties. 211 staff will be equipped with shelter information and more as information becomes available. To contact a 211 call center specialist, dial 2-1-1 or 904-632-0600 from any landline or cell phone.

988 is the new three-digit dialing code connecting callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where free support is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress — whether thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. Individuals can also dial 988 if they are concerned about a loved one needing crisis support. Please don’t hesitate to dial 988 to connect with a crisis hotline specialist immediately.


Home Cleanup Hotline

If you need assistance with damage from the storm, contact Crisis Cleanup.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you are an organization with volunteer needs or an individual looking to give a helping hand, visit unitedwaynefl.org/volunteer.