August, 2020

Hurricane Sally

Help send much needed comfort items and donations to aid in recovery and rebuilding efforts

Hurricane Sally the Florida Panhandle

In the early hours of September 16 a slow moving Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall on the East coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, bringing with it feet of rain and historic storm surge and flooding.

About the Storm

Hurricane Sally, already responsible for 2 deaths, is continuing its destructive path across the Southeastern United States, bringing with it rain and tornadoes and threatening communities in its path.


MPH Sustained Wind Speeds


People Killed


Feet Storm Surge

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One of the most powerful things we can do for people in the aftermath of disaster is let them know we care and they are not alone. That’s what this program is designed to do.

Our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program™ allows families to adopt other families in need after a disaster. Many times people want to donate to someone specific, someone they feel like they know, someone they can get specific items for.

Below you can register as a family in need or a family who can help. Please register below to be paired with your Bear Hugger family today.

Disaster Relief Assistance

There are several places to look for disaster relief assistance. In addition to your local government, please check these links.

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief by using the address lookup on  You can also access through the FEMA Mobile App.

Visit FEMA's Individual Disaster Assistance page or read its Help After a Disaster (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) publication.

Call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585)

To get help in person, find a Disaster Recovery Center near you with the Disaster Recovery Center locator

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief on your federal taxes.

If you have a complaint about disaster relief assistance, contact the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General’s Office at 1-800-323-8603.

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