Partners in Recovery And Recovery Resources
UNITED WAYS OF THE KEYS COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE
The United Ways of the Keys has put together a great resource guide that provides information about a variety of people’s needs.
CONCH REPUBLIC MARINE ARMY
The BOCC approved a resolution to support the efforts of the Conch Republic Marine Army (CRMA) in clearing Hurricane Irma debris from the mangroves and nearshore waters of the Keys. The grassroots, all-volunteer organization formed in December 2017 and has since grown to thousands of volunteers who have continued to clear shorelines.
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- FEMA’s fact sheet on Resources for Unmet Needs of Hurricane Irma Survivors.
- Monroe County Housing Task Force and long-term housing recovery strategies from Irma: click here.
- Hurricane Irma Housing Grants and Programs: click here.
- Habitat for Humanity’s Irma Recovery Critical Home Repair
- FEMA’s How to Create Permanent Housing Plans
- FEMA’s Rebuilding Safer, Stronger, Smarter: Considerations for Homeowners Fact Sheet
NON-PROFIT PROGRAMS TO ASSIST IRMA VICTIMS
The non-profit KeysStrong.org, through Samuel’s House, has been awarded the following grant funding programs to assist victims in the Florida Keys. For further information and assistance, call or text Elmira Leto 305-434-6564 from 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Funds are limited.
Red Cross - Recovery In The Keys
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is available to help survivors of Hurricane Irma with one-on-one assistance to individuals and families. Call Lynda Woods 305-942-6906.
Volunteer Florida (Florida Disaster Funds) - Brick & Mortar
Funding has been awarded to Samuel’s House for home repairs and rebuilding efforts with a threshold of up to $20,000 per home. Volunteer Florida
Red Cross - Intermediate Needs
Grant funds have been awarded to Samuel’s House for basic needs which include clothing, hygiene, medical services, lease, rental assistance, security deposits and related relocation expenses, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and other related items.
Red Cross - Rebuilding in the Keys: Brick & Mortar
Funding is available and awarded to help with rebuilding and repairs to homes throughout the Florida Keys; there is a threshold of $16,500 per residence.
Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys
Jill Bell: 305-743-9828, www.habitatmiddlekeys.org