IRMA: Meeting Victim Needs

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Hurricane Irma Helpline for Residents: 

1-305-859-IRMA (4762)

  • Are you finding it hard to get back to normal? 
  • Are you having trouble determining next steps?
  • Do you need help navigating available resources?

There is help available. Call the hotline to reach Compass 82, a nonprofit that specializes in navigating disaster recovery resources. Compass 82 has partnered with Volunteer Florida to provide disaster case management to residents who were affected by Hurricane Irma. 



A Long Term Recovery Group also has been working for months to help. Go to the LTRG's website page for more information.


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The non-profit, through Samuel's House, has been awarded the following grant funding programs to assist victims in the Florida Keys as follows:

Red Cross- Recovery In The Keys:
A License Clinical Social Worker is available to help survivors of Hurricane Irma with "One-on-One assistance to individuals and families." Please call Lynda Woods, LCSW@ (305) 942-6906 - by appointment only.

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.

Red Cross -  Intermediate Needs
Grant funds have been awarded to Samuel's House for basic needs which include clothing, hygiene, medical services, lease and rental assistance, security deposits and related relocation expenses, mortgage assistance, utilities 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.

For further information and assistance please call or text Elmira Leto@ {305) 434-6564 between the hours of 9 a.m.  and 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Funds are limited. Make that call today!