Grants Awarded from the FL Keys Emergency Relief Fund
The Community Foundation is providing $38,000 from the Relief Fund for immediate relief to individuals throughout the Keys with urgent needs in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Four nonprofits received the first grants from the Fund to immediately assist individuals with critical needs in housing, rent and other areas on Sunday October 1st during a concert at St. Paul’s Church benefitting Sister Season:
- Sister Season Fund, $5,000 to provide rent and other financial assistance to locals employed in tourism-related industries. Applications at com or call Julie Hanson at 305-304-9828 or Ginger King at 305-849-0991.
- Samuel’s House, on behalf of the Hurricane Disaster Community Relief Fund, $11,000 to help address housing needs in Key West and the Lower Keys. Call 305-296-0240 for more information.
- Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon, $11,000 to work with city officials and nonprofits to alleviate the Middle Keys housing issues. Call 305-743-6412 for assistance.
- Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, $11,000 to address urgent and immediate housing and other emergencies in the Upper Keys. Call 305-916-5454 for assistance.