Videos: Working Together, We’re Helping the Keys

CFFK’s grants from the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund and Community Grant Program are providing Keys residents with food, housing, and other critical services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as providing important programs for the community. Hear from the grantees directly about how they’re helping our Keys community with the support of CFFK and generous donors.

Thanks to the generosity of the Landau Family COVID-19 Food Fund for the Upper Keys at CFFK, gift cards for food and supplies were distributed to Upper Keys residents in most need due to the economic effects of the pandemic. Laura Lietaert, president of the Rotary Club of Key Largo, talks about the gift card distribution and how it assisted residents.

The Bahama Village Music Program, with CFFK’s support, develops arts educational programs, including Keys Kids, Jr., to benefit our community’s youth.

Lisa Niederman of Star of the Sea Foundation talks about how SOS is providing residents in dire need with food and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Kristina Welburn, Executive Director, and Terri Hill, Board Chair, of Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys, discuss how the nonprofit assists with affordable housing, including rent assistance for low-income tenants struggling to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The efforts are supported by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Arianna Nesbitt, CEO of Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, discusses how the nonprofit is providing family outreach and essential healthcare services for pregnant women and infants in the Upper Keys during the COVID-19 pandemic, funded by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund.

CFFK’s grants help Keys nonprofits provide services to residents in need. Here, members of Guidance/Care Center talk about how CFFK funds will benefit them.

Marjorie Roberts, director of Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR), talks about how they are providing citizens (including Beverly Montgomery) in dire need with food and other supplies, funded by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Cali Roberts, executive director of Womankind, discusses medical services for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic supported by CFFK Emergency Relief Funds, including telemedicine visits, lab tests, and other healthcare.

Marjorie Roberts, director of Independence Cay, talks about how they are keeping homeless individuals safe during the pandemic and providing needed services by building outdoor showers, funded by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Elicia Pintabona, executive director of the Southernmost Homeless Assistance League (SHAL), talks about how they are providing clothes and shoes for homeless individuals during the pandemic.

Alicia Johnson, vice president of Whiskers & Paws Forever of Monroe County, talks about their services to provide pet food, pet medicines and medical services to help provide for animals in the Upper Keys during the pandemic.

Michael Cunningham, CEO of Keys AHEC Health Centers, discusses how they are providing increased health services to those needing primary care throughout the Keys.

Ann Sandlin, executive director of MarrVelous Pet Rescues, talks about how their services, supported by a grant from CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund, are providing pet food and medicines to help pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rosa Nafrere, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area, talks about how CFFK Emergency Relief Funds are being used to provide medical and educational supplies for the reopening of the clubs.

Stephanie Kaple, executive director of the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, talks about how their program is helping those residents most economically impacted by COVID-19 by providing monthly assistance for medical care, childcare, food, transportation, and more.

Scott Pridgen, executive director of A. H. of Monroe County, discusses how they are helping crisis-impacted residents with rent assistance, food vouchers, emergency housing, and more.

Heidi Golightly, executive director of Keys To Be The Change, talks about their programs for high-risk youth during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tammy Fox, executive director of the Florida Keys SPCA, discusses how the “Golden Paw Project” provides incentives to adopt senior pets.

Kawana Staffney, director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area, talks about how they are helping our community’s youth with tuition assistance for programs.

See how the Education Coalition of Monroe County is providing food vouchers, groceries and supplies for Middle Keys families facing food insecurity.

CFFK grants help Keys nonprofits, including the Waterfront Playhouse, provide arts educational programs for our community’s youth.

Billy Davis, executive director and founder of A Positive Step of Monroe County, tells us how they are serving seniors and high-risk adolescents and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

George Korn, president of Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts, talks about their music education outreach programs and how they are benefiting Key West youth.

See how the Healthy Start Coalition is assisting pregnant women and young children with essentials, classes, health care and more.

Grants from the Emergency Relief Fund at CFFK are providing residents with food, housing, rent assistance, health care services, animal care, and more. Hear how the Upper Keys Humane Society is using needed funds to help crisis-impacted residents and their pets in the Upper Keys.

Kate Banick, Executive Director of the Good Health Clinic, talks about how their new medical and referral coordinator will assist over 900 patients in the Upper Keys, thanks to a grant from CFFK.

See how donor funds are helping Special Olympics Florida Monroe County assist Amber and others through its “Healthy Athletes” program.

Our Keys residents in most need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, are benefiting from CFFK grants. See how Metropolitan Community Church’s “Cooking with Love” Program is supplying hot meals and groceries to seniors.

CFFK grants support families and children in need. See how CFFK funds are being used by Samuel’s House to provide shelter and assistance to families.

Chuck Licis, executive director of the Monroe County Education Foundation, discusses how its Take Stock in Children program is helping low-income and out of work families with children who are critically in need of help for basic expenses due to the pandemic crisis.

Sarah Egner, director of education for MarineLab/Marine Resources Development Foundation, talks about their partnership with the Upper Keys YMCA and how the program is benefiting youth ages 5 to 12.

Stephanie Kaple, executive director of the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, talks about the new “First 30 Days Out of Homelessness” Program and how it will help homeless individuals get back on track.

Grace Epperly of the Key West Art Center talks about how the Center works with artists. With CFFK’s support, they provide programs and events to benefit the Keys community.

Scott Pridgen, executive director of A.H. of Monroe County, shares how its Healthy Food Program is benefiting people living with HIV/AIDS in the community and others in need.

Pastor William Finnin, Big Pine United Methodist Church, talks about how they help Big Pine and Lower Keys residents in need.

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