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.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support of the Community Foundation of Collier County
and the victims of Hurricane Irma