At 5am EDT, Hurricane Matthew was located 345 miles south-southwest of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and a minimum central pressure of 940 mb. Matthew is moving toward the northwest near 5 mph a turn toward the north is expected tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach Haiti and Jamaica on Monday. Matthew is a category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale and is expected to remain a powerful Hurricane for the next few days. Although the official forecast continues to show a track east of Florida, it is too soon to rule out possible hurricane impacts there or elsewhere along the U.S. east coast.
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971