As the county’s official volunteer and fundraising arm, United Way of Miami-Dade, along with the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and Operation Helping Hands, we will be here for our community before, during and after an emergency.
We specialize in bringing people together to reach out in the event of a disaster, whether through donations of time, money or goods.
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) – training for residents who are interested in helping their neighborhood prepare for a disaster and provide assistance afterward
United Way of Miami-Dade volunteer: Depending on the severity of the disaster, United Way of Miami-Dade will recruit volunteers to help serve in affected areas. If you are interested in adding your name to our database of volunteers, please sign up here.
Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters – Brings together the voluntary organizations active in disaster services, community groups and government agencies to foster more effective response in times of disaster.
Following a disaster, the best way to get help to those who need it – fast – is to donate money that agencies working in the affected areas can distribute.
Operation Helping Hands (OHH) – is activated in the aftermath of a disaster to help collect funds and resources. OHH is a partnership between United Way of Miami-Dade, The Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and other media partners. To make a credit card donation directed to a particular location, please call (305) 646-7061. For more information, call the OHH hotline at 1-800-226-3320.
United Way of Miami-Dade online donations – after a disaster or any time of year, you can make a gift online here and help us improve lives where help is needed most.
Goodwill Industries – donation centers for household items and clothing