Hurricane Relief Update: Our Programs Still Need Help

Recovery efforts are continuing slowly in Panama City and surrounding areas of the Florida Panhandle impacted by Hurricane Michael.  Please share updated information below about items needed by local Healthy Start, FL MIECHV, Healthy Families and other home visiting programs and consider making a donation to help with their recovery.

  • The Healthy Start Coalition of Bay, Franklin, Gulf is accepting direct donations for recovery supplies. They have a specific need for Walmart gift cards since there is limited storage space for donated items.  These donations can be mailed to PO Box 9478 Panama City Beach, FL 32417.

Donations are also being accepted through the Coalition’s PayPal account.


  • FAHSC is collecting air mattresses, port-a-cribs, pre-mixed formula and nonperishable for distribution to families in affected areas, particularly Gadsden and Chipola Healthy Start areas.  Contact Conesta Woodard ( for shipping information.


  • Whole Child  Leon  has established a drop-off site in Tallahassee and is collecting donations of baby formula (pre-mixed), diapers and wipes. Drop off site is located at 1126 Lee Avenue and is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Contact Courtney Atkins at (850) 692-3134 for info. FAHSC will assist in getting these donations to affected sites.
  • The Junior League of Panama City operates an affiliate of the National Diaper Bank Network. They have organized a quick response to this emergency and working with local home visiting programs to address to families’ needs for basic supplies. DONATE HERE

The League also has a wish list through Amazon. DONATE HERE

Check the FAHSC website for additional updates and opportunities.