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 by distributing funds to service organizations that will assist individuals within their communities with disaster response and recovery.
On August 26, 2023, there was a racially motivated shooting at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville which claimed the lives of three individuals.
Below is a list of the organizations that have been awarded funds to assist with recovery efforts.
|Edward Waters University||$1,000,000|
|Family of Michelle Carr (through Northwest Behavioral Health Services, Inc.)||$33,333.33|
|Family of Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr (through Northwest Behavioral Health Services, Inc.)||$33,333.33|
|Family of Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion (through Northwest Behavioral Health Services, Inc.)||$33,333.33|