- March 26, 2021
by: United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, Inc.
FPL partnered with United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties to build and distribute 200 kits to the homeless community. The bags were donated to Family Life Center, Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless and Family Renew Community.
After Hurricane Ian hit, many families and individuals were forced out of their homes. These individuals lost everything and are seeking assistance from shelters and the community. The homeless community is often overlooked. However, they need the same basic item. Inside the kits were items such as socks, dental hygiene, towels, ponchos, soaps, nail clippers and more.
“Sixteen-thousand families are on the edge of being homeless at any given time," said Denise O’Toole Kelly, development director at Family Renew Community. "Any unexpected expense could cause a family to be homeless. These families are known as the ALICE population which United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties has data on. We can see these numbers rise because of Hurricane Ian destroying homes."
To learn more about ALICE, visit https://www.unitedwayvfc.org/alice. To learn more about how you can help, visit https://www.unitedwayvfc.org.