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Florida Disaster Relief Organizations Donate to Hurricane Relief

Donate To The Florida Disaster Fund by Ocean Blue Project

Ocean Blue Project is a 501(C)(3) organization that takes action as a disaster relief organization through debris removal and ocean cleanup efforts. When you invest in a coastal disaster relief fund and clean up, you’re not only helping those who live and work in our coastal communities, you’re making a significant contribution to our nation’s economy by helping to protect the $9.5 trillion in goods and services these communities generate each year.

Checks can be mailed to

Ocean Blue Project 

Attn: Florida Disaster Volunteer Fund 

9160 Forum Corporate Parkway,

Suit: 350, Fort Myers Florida 33905

Who helps clean up after natural disasters?

After a natural disaster occurs, first responders support the evacuation, search and rescue, crowd and traffic control and provide medical attention for people who have survived the disaster. This includes Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), firefighters, paramedics and police officers, or anyone trained or designated to respond to an emergency.

Disaster relief organizations clean up beaches and shorelines after a natural disaster, help cleanup communities affected by natural disasters, and reduce the amount of debris that ends up in our one world ocean, protecting and preserving the important contribution our coastal communities make to our nation’s economy. When you donate to hurricane relief you invest in the health of our ocean, our economy and support for who helps clean up after natural disasters.

  • Consider this:
    U.S. coastal communities are home to 128 million people, account for $9.5 trillion in goods and services annually, employ 58.3 million workers and pay $3.8 trillion in wages. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis)
  • One study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that even a 25% reduction in marine debris resulted in a $32 million economic benefit, while a 100% reduction yielded a $148 million benefit.

Your Donation is an Investment in the Blue Economy


In addition to the coastal communities and the contribution they make, when we look beyond our borders and consider our one world ocean, we can appreciate the importance of preserving and protecting what is called the “Blue Economy.” The Blue Economy includes ocean industries such as fisheries and aquaculture, as well as shipping, renewable energy and coastal tourism.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD) estimates that the ocean economy’s value added to the global economy would reach $3 trillion in 2030 and employ 40 million people. But that’s only possible if we care for our ocean and the life it supports.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, climate change will likely strengthen the intensity of storms. More heat in the atmosphere and warmer ocean surface temperatures can lead to increased wind speeds in tropical storms. We believe this will lead to even more trash and debris on beaches and shorelines, further threatening the health of our ocean. That’s why we have expanded our focus to work as a disaster relief organization, and we need your help.

Make an Investment Now and Donate to Hurricane Relief

You can make an investment now and donate to hurricane relief. While volunteers who help pick up debris from our beaches are important, cleaning up after a disaster requires more than willing, passionate people. We need equipment to do the big jobs and make a more meaningful impact.

Your corporate donation to Ocean Blue Project is not only an investment and donate to hurricane relief, you’ll be helping protect and preserve a significant part of our nation’s economy. Here’s how you can help:

  • $22,000 Side-by-side for debris removal and transport
  • $30,000 two dump trailers for debris transport
    Thanks to a generous donation from a private donor, one dump trailer has already been funded with 15,000 still needed
  • $40,000 Pontoon boat for mangrove cleanup
  • $50,000 for a Skidsteer for debris recovery and Microplastics recovery
  • $60,000 Mini-excavator for debris recovery

Your donation will be put to great use and with your approval your company will be acknowledged through logo placement on the equipment funded as well as on our website, social media, and in other materials.

According to the UN, if we want to address some of the most defining issues of our time such as climate change, food insecurity, diseases and pandemics, diminishing biodiversity, economic inequality and even conflicts and strife, we must act now to protect the state of our ocean.
Donate now and invest in helping us preserve our one world ocean. For transactions over $500, please reach out to our team directly at office@oceanblueproject.org

How Can You Volunteer?

We’re currently in Florida where beaches are not yet deemed safe for individual volunteers. That said, we are looking forward to organizing volunteer events for individuals, student groups and corporate teams once the beaches are reopened. We hope you’ll join us! Sign up for our newsletter below or follow us on social media to stay informed about upcoming opportunities.

Want to help out now? You can make a donation and help Ocean Blue fund our cleanup efforts.