- Shelter information and housing assistance
- Sandbags, tarps, and other storm supplies
- Evacuation routes and road closures
- Food, clothing, and hygiene supplies
- Special needs registry and medical supplies
- Emotional and crisis support
As a member of the Marion County Sheriff's Office Volunteer and Donations Group, United Way of Marion County works closely with the Marion County Emergency Management during natural disasters and other unforeseen events by appropriately collecting and distributing funds based on critical needs in the County.
United Way specialists are available 24/7 to help you find assistance for all of your non-emergency needs.
Call 211. Text your zip code to 898-211. Chat online here.
To find an open Red Cross Shelter view the shelter map at redcross.org.
Having trouble viewing the shelter map? Call the Marion County's local American Red Cross - the North Florida Region.
Local: 352-620-0500 | National: 800-733-2767
For additional readiness guidance, visit the Red Cross Hurricane Safety site.
For the latest news and updates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, visit https://www.fema.gov or call 800-621-3362.
Not sure if a storm is declared an emergency or natural disaster?
Visit fema.gov/locations to find out.
The Salvation Army helps meet the needs of disaster survivors through:
Learn more about your local team by visiting salvationarmyflorida.org/ocala.
2907 NE 14th Street, Ocala, FL 34470 | 352-732-7058
Have you registered with the Florida Special Needs Registry?
If you or someone you know has special needs, we urge you to review your registry status periodically to help first responders make informed decisions on how to help you in an emergency.
Additionally, check out Marion County's open special needs emergency shelters by visiting marionso.com/emergency-shelters.
If a hurricane is approaching your area, remember to call Marion County's Citizen Hotline at 352-369-7500.
For non-emergency health and human services questions, please call 2-1-1.