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UWFK Announces Additional $130,000 in Hurricane Relief Grants

United Way of the Florida Keys is proud to announce another round of hurricane relief funding.  A total of $130,000 was granted to the following agencies to assist with continued hurricane recovery and rebuilding:

  • A Positive Step of Monroe County

  • Big Pine Academy

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Keys

  • Coral Isles Church

  • Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition

  • Grace Jones Community Center

  • Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower FL Keys

  • Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys

  • Independence Cay

  • Keys Area Interdenominational Resources

  • Kids Come First in the Florida Keys

  • Kreative Kids Christian Academy

  • Metropolitan Community Church of Key West

  • Samuel's House

  • Star of the Sea Foundation  

  • Visiting Nurse Assoc. & Hospice of the Florida Keys

The organizations funded will use these monies to repair homes of families with special needs children, provide housing-related items and supplies to families throughout the Keys, begin a program distributing food on weekends to children in Big Pine and much more. 

UWFK has raised and allocated over $1 million in aid for hurricane recovery efforts throughout Monroe County. Donations for this fund have come from around the world, as supporters know they are donating to an organization invested in the local community already working with vetted community partners.

Including this current round of funding, UWFK has provided over $600,000 for recovery work here in the Keys to 31 local agencies since Hurricane Irma, as well as begun a direct case management program assisting families Keys-wide. The UWFK Board of Directors has earmarked additional funds to assist with mid- to long-term recovery efforts including expanding “safety net” funding during the traditional Community Investment allocation process. Applications for the Community Investment funding cycle will be available at KeysUnitedWay.org in mid-January.

UWFK's mission to fight for working families in the Keys has become even more critical since Hurricane Irma. With gratitude for the supporters, partners, and volunteers who make our work possible, we are committed to the long-term rebuilding of our community.