Hope Panhandle, Inc.

$566,000 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 917 people in 5 months
HOPE Panhandle, Inc., a nonprofit organization with recognized tax-exempt status, was formed by community leaders and local business people in the aftermath of the storm in order to respond to widespread area needs. Thank you to GoFundMe for partnering with us on this emergency effort! They have offered us a  0% platform fee allowing for your money to go to those that need it most. 
Upon seeing the devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael, we immediately organized and assembled a group of dedicated volunteers to help offer hurricane relief to the residents of the ravaged Florida Panhandle. Together we are serving the underserved who have lost so much and are in desperate need of loving support and immediate relief. HOPE Panhandle, Inc. established a bustling Community Relief Hub in Lynn Haven, Florida where we have been serving thousands of families hot meals and offering free food and supplies to those in need.

Your generous donations will go toward these continued efforts by providing essential items to local residents such as food, water, ice, gas, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, baby supplies, pet food and other vital necessities. In addition, HOPE Panhandle is helping families remove fallen trees and install tarps to patch damaged roofs. We are making a tremendous impact in the lives of so many beautiful families who have lost so much. The immediate focus is Relief, then the campaign will switch its strategic focus toward Rebuilding and Revitalization.

If you love the beautiful Florida Panhandle and you want to make a difference, join the HOPE Panhandle Relief Effort today. Every penny donated can make a tremendous impact and send a message of HOPE in helping to rebuild even stronger communities across the Panhandle. If you can’t donate, please consider signing up to volunteer or donating supplies for the victims of Hurricane Michael by visiting www.hopepanhandle.org. You can help us to create awareness of our efforts by liking us on facebook at HOPE Panhandle and following us on instagram at hope_panhandle. Please continue sharing our campaign with your friends, families, and communities.

This is just the beginning. There's a long road ahead. But we are stronger together. For more information, please visit www.hopepanhandle.org and thank you for your support!

For private donations, please contact Jennifer Carter at 1-833-HOPE-PAN or email me at  jen@hopepanhandle.org
For private donations by check, please mail to the following:
790 N Hwy 393, Suite 2C
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Our new HOPE Panhandle supply drop off is now open in the South Walton Commerce Park. The address is 674 Serenoa Road, Unit E. Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The hours are Monday-Friday 9-4. Immediate supply needs include cleaning supplies, Clorox, rakes, work gloves and work socks and contractor bags. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!
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We are still overwhelmed by the immense amount of support the community has received over the last week. We know this is just the beginning but the camaraderie and collaboration we’ve seen thus far shows us that a brighter future is ahead.

We’re excited to share that we are now streamlining our efforts and have secured a new warehouse to store all the incredibly generous supplies that have been donated. Each day people have come to town with arms full, cars full, or even shipping containers full of supplies to share with those in need.

The sheer amount of supplies we have received have and will continue to support the emergency relief needed. We have begun the process of assessing what will be needed as relief turns to recovery and we begin to rebuild these communities. At this time, monetary donations are most impactful as we can use these to contribute to the recovery and rebuilding process as this new sets of needs is determined.

Although tragic, this situation has shed light on the amazing power of connection. This is just the beginning for HOPE Panhandle and our organization looks forward to supporting our communities in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Thank you to the amazing donors who have contributed t-shirts and stickers to help us spread the word and the mission of HOPE. Thank you to those who have given supplies, donated, stepped in to help on-site, and beyond. Thank you will never be enough but please know how grateful we are to be connected with each and every one of you.
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Thank you all for the incredible help and generosity you have all provided over these most challenging days after the storm.

We are humbled with gratitude at the outpouring of love and support we have seen. From singer Jewel and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball club to individuals like John Buys from Hattiesburg, MS, our hearts are full with thanks for your support.

If you are in need of aid, we invite you to our Lynn Haven Relief Center:

Lynn Haven Relief Center
801 Ohio Avenue
Lynn Haven, FL 32444

There, you will find basic needs and we can point you in the right direction toward other useful resources.

For direct support from Hope Panhandle, please contact:

Jennifer Carter
(850) 461-6966

Hope Panhandle is a group of local volunteers serving those in dire need due to #hurricanemichael. Visit our website for all ways you can help spread HOPE with @hope_panhandle www.hopepanhandle.org


Yesterday was Jenny’s birthday so we helped her celebrate turning 19 with her adorable babies!
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