Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund

 

Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief

Collier County received a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the largest hurricane to ever hit Florida. Major damage has been done to Marco Island, Goodland, Golden Gate, East Naples, and Immokalee as well as the City of Naples and Greater Naples.  This massive storm has claimed at least 34 lives in Florida, two in Collier County, and this number is expected to rise.  Hurricane Irma has left more than 130,000 still without power and air conditioning in sweltering heat and caused extensive structural and water damage and downed trees. Sewer lines are broken and sewage in bubbling up into the streets. Water shortages are looming. In Collier County, the residential damage is estimated at $24 million, the business damage is estimated at 7.4 million and 19 homes have been condemned as total losses.

The Community Foundation of Collier County,  in close collaboration with the City of Naples and Collier County Emergency Management, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, City of Naples Police Department, Marco Island Police Department and the United Way of Collier County has established the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims. 100% of donations collected are distributed to victims and their families.

We know our community is looking for ways to help. The purpose of this fund is to assist those affected and the nonprofits that support the victims in the aftermath of this unprecedented hurricane, the largest to ever hit Florida. We want to assure donors that help will reach its intended cause.  Fraudulent sites have already started to pop up that are misleading donors about where their funds will go.  As the Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations are tax deductible.

 

Click the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief button to donate online or checks can be mailed to the Community Foundation at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34108.  Cash donations are also welcome if you would like to come to the office to make your donation in person.  Our office is open from 8am to 5pm Monday-Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Fridays. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt when you come in. The Community Foundation is working with the United Way of Collier County to ensure that donations will be distributed where they are needed most.

If you would like to make a grant to the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund or to other nonprofit organizations for recovery efforts through your donor advised fund, please contact Ann Hughes at 239.649.5000 or ahughes@cfcollier.org.

 


The collaboration of our community partners and the generosity of our community will carry us through to a quick and strong recovery.  Together, we can come to the aid of those most in need.

Thank you for your continued support of the Community Foundation of Collier County
and the victims of Hurricane Irma