Emergencies and Disasters

As we, our partners, and our neighbors respond to and recover from recent tragic events, we have collected resources that may help you and your loved ones access services locally and across the country, which you can find on this page or by calling your local 2-1-1.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Text FLORENCE to 898-211 for Hurricane Florence Info and Updates

You can text FLORENCE to 898-211 from anywhere in the U.S. to receive updates and information about Hurricane Florence. If you are looking for help in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Virginia related to the hurricane, you can also call 2-1-1 to speak to a specialist with storm-related inquiries.

Find Local Information at Any Time

Call 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone to talk to a specialist near you for help related to natural disasters or everyday needs. You can also locate the closest 2-1-1 provider by searching your zip code or city and state on this website.

Give Help

We appreciate any offers of support, both monetarily and for volunteers. Please visit www.nvoad.org to register your offers to be matched with the best agency.


Find Emotional Support through the National Disaster Distress Helpline

If you or a loved one is having a difficult time coping with recent disasters emotionally or mentally, the Disaster Distress Hotline is available 24/7 and in many languages. Individuals can call the helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. If you speak Spanish, you can access the helpline at the same number or by texting Hablanos to 66746 or, if in Puerto Rico, to 1-212-461-4635. This helpline is staffed by trained crisis counselors.