Cecelia and her husband spent the first 7 months after Irma hauling gasoline aboard their sailboat to power the emergency generator on their live-aboard. Now, thanks to support from United Way of the Florida Keys, her boat’s two solar panels destroyed in the hurricane have been replaced. They are just one of thousands of families that have been supported through the $1.6 million raised and allocated by UWFK to assist with Hurricane Irma relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts in Monroe County.

As time has passed from the initial devastation, UWFK’s focus has shifted from providing immediate relief to how we can assist in the community’s rebuilding. UWFK’s latest round of $221,300 in funding will support long-term recovery efforts throughout Monroe County, addressing affordable housing, legal services, and other issues related to Hurricane Irma.