Local Disaster Assistance Available

The Marion Disaster Recovery Network (MDRN)  announced that the local group is accepting applications for assistance to repair damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Marion County.  MDRN offers assistance to residents of Marion County after a natural disaster strikes.  
 
If Hurricane Irma caused damage to your primary residence and you are in need of assistance to help pay for the cost of the repair, please call 2-1-1 today to start the application process. The eligibility requirements and application can also be found here.
Applications will be considered for funding based on the applicant’s eligibility and the availability of funding. 
 
MDRN’s ability to assist community residents is determined by the level of resources contributed in response to the hurricane. Financial donations received from various sources are placed in one fund that the MDRN community organizations determine who qualifies for assistance. This fund will help meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the county.  
 
MDRN is a group of community service organizations that work collaboratively to assist community residents in recovering from disasters. Organizations represented on the MDRN board of directors include: CareerSource Citrus, Levy, Marion, Florida Department of Health, Marion County, Heart of Florida Health Center, Interfaith Emergency Services, Isaiah Foundation, Marion County Children’s Alliance, Marion County Community Services, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion Senior Services, Ocala Housing Authority, Salvation Army and United Way of Marion County.
 
For more information, contact Faith Beard at United Way of Marion County at 352-732-9696 or fbeard@uwmc.org.