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.
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.
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.