Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts
As we persevere through Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Life Time Florida Events wants to express empathy and extend our well-wishes to all who have been affected. At times like this, our resilience and strength is tested, but through kindness and collaboration, we will restore and rebuild our communities. #HoustonStrong #CaribbeanStrong #FloridaStrong
The following charitable organizations with which we partner are contributing greatly to the hurricane relief efforts. For those looking to support hurricane recovery, we recommend these:
Save The Children
Responding to the unique needs of children and families in this crisis, STC is distributing essential family-focused supplies and setting up child-friendly spaces to protect and care for children in emergency shelters. click here to learn more about their incredible efforts. Or consider enrolling in the Save the Children Run for Relief Virtual 10K.
Baptist Health South Florida
Clinical, environmental and administrative teams have come together to expand its patient services after Hurricane Irma. See all that Baptist Health is doing in the wake of Irma and what you can do to help.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Archdiocese of Miami is accepting financial donations through its Catholic Charities and other entities to assist victims in the Florida Keys, Caribbean and Virgin Islands. Make your generous donation on either of the following sites to help those affected: CCADM or ADOM. One-hundred percent of your donations will be used for Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
Bayside Community Church
As Florida continues the cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Bayside will serve our communities and those who may find themselves in need. Volunteer, donate, or ask for assistance here. Donations are being accepted at their East Bradenton, East Sarasota, or Hardee County Campus during weekend services or normal business hours.
World Vision helps to provide urgent supplies, emergency aid and long-term recovery to children and families in the worst-hit areas in Florida, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 90% of your donation will go directly to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
United Way of Florida
The United Way of Florida is a statewide association representing Florida’s 31 United Ways on legislative and administrative issues, training, and disaster preparation, response and recovery issues, among others.The mission of the United Way of Florida is to enhance Florida United Ways’ efforts to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.
Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. Volunteer Florida mobilizes and deploys resources to assist those responding to and recovering from disasters. In response to Hurricane Irma, Volunteer Florida is mobilizing volunteers to staff our state’s shelters and other disaster relief organizations.
Food for the Poor
Food For The Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States. Their work represents their faith in God, spreading unconditional love, regardless of race, wealth, or creed to the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. By providing lifesaving food, secure housing, clean water, healthcare, emergency relief, micro-enterprise projects and education opportunities, they are giving the poor a chance at a better future, and showing them God’s love.
Resources for Hurricane Irma Response, Relief, and Recovery.
Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise Lines ships will deliver a wide variety of items, including water, food, clothing, toiletries and medical supplies to impacted destinations in the Caribbean and Florida. Donate or text SUPPORT to 707070.
Royal Caribbean has mobilized ships for immediate help with provisions and evacuation efforts in the Caribbean. Their fleet will continue to assist with recovery in the weeks to come.
To see if other organizations that Life Time Florida Events works with have relief efforts you may want to support, please visit the Partners page of our sites.
Photo Courtesy of: http://mybayside.church/hurricane-irma/