UWFK has raised $1.7 million for hurricane relief efforts, 100% of which will be used where it is most needed in the community. Thanks to the generous contributions of friends and supporters around the world, UWFK’s Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief fund is being distributed to nonprofits and individuals throughout Monroe County, for direct hurricane recovery aid.
Because of the overwhelming generosity of friends and supporters near and far, UWFK is changing lives in Monroe County. More than half of this fund has been raised by United Way Worldwide, United Way of Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade, and other United Ways around the world for our recovery work in the Keys. While United Way of the Florida Keys is a local 501(c)3 dedicated to serving our community, being part of this global network has given us access to funds our community would not otherwise have.
The United Way is often the organization people seek out when they want to support hurricane relief work. By giving to UWFK, supporters know they are donating to a local nonprofit within an internationally recognized network. Money for our relief fund has come from around the world, from a displaced Harvey resident still living in a Texas shelter who gave $5, to corporate partners like Publix, Wells Fargo, Comcast and Florida Blue who are investing in the area they serve every day.
If you are still hurting from the effects of Hurricane Irma, please see which partners are continuing their Irma recovery work through our Community Investment funding. Our Community Resource Guide also has a comprehensive list of services available in Monroe County. In addition, you are welcome to call our office for referrals to agencies providing assistance.