Naples, FL (November 9, 2017) – Rooms To Go has donated 80 rooms of furniture, along with a $25,000 donation, for Hurricane Irma victims in Collier County through the Collier Comes Together Fund, held at the Community Foundation of Collier County in partnership with the United Way of Collier County.
The delivery of 40 rooms of bedroom furniture and 40 rooms of living room furniture was made to donated warehouse space in the Ave Maria community on November 9. Volunteers from Ave Maria and nonprofits were on hand to unload the furniture which will be delivered to families, pre-selected based on need by the distributing nonprofits, in Immokalee, East Naples, Golden Gate, Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and Plantation Island affected by Hurricane Irma.
“As a Florida based company, we are happy to help in the recovery of Hurricane Irma. The storm had widespread damage throughout the state and Rooms To Go is working with local organizations from Jacksonville to the Keys. It is our pleasure to provide a significant donation to southwest Florida via the Community Foundation of Collier County,” said Janis Altshuler, Senior Vice President, Rooms To Go.
“According to Collier County Government, over 70 structures were reported destroyed and over 1,000 structures were reported to have incurred major damage so we are thrilled to receive this amazing donation from Rooms To Go that will help so many families in need,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation President & CEO. “This is a great example of a generous community being proactive in finding ways to get help where it is needed most.”
The Collier Comes Together Fund has received over $1.5 million in commitments to distribute to nonprofits for Hurricane Irma victims. Over $1 million has been distributed to nonprofits to provide for immediate disaster relief and long-term housing needs. 100% of donations collected are distributed by nonprofits to hurricane victims, with no administrative fee.
Grants from the Collier Comes Together Fund have been distributed to the following nonprofits:
Collier Child Care Resources
Collier County Public Schools
Golden Gate Senior Center
Grace Place for Children and Families
Greater Naples Fire Foundation
Greater Naples YMCA
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
JFCS of Southwest Florida
Legal Aid of Collier County
Meals of Hope
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Reach out Everglades
Rural Neighborhoods Incorporated
Salvation Army Naples
Senior Friendship Center
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
To donate to the Collier Comes Together Fund, visit cfcollier.org to donate online or checks can be mailed to the Community Foundation at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34108. 100% of donations are distributed by nonprofits to hurricane victims, with no administrative fees.