Hurricane Irma Recovery

Hurricane Irma made landfall as an enormous category 4 Hurricane in Cudjoe Key on September 10th.  Dr Jan Young, the owner of Living Towers, and her family lived in the keys for many years before moving to Central Florida.  Many of their friends and family members are still living in the keys. The entire 110 mile chain of islands were hit pretty hard, but Cudjoe Key to Big Pine Key were hit the hardest. There is damage to almost every home, and sadly a great number of homes were completely destroyed.  Although cell service has been restored, as much as 30% of Key West is still without power, cable and internet services are spotty south of Marathon and city water is not available in all areas either.  We want to help the Keys with the Hurricane Irma recovery, and you can help too.

Jason plans on driving down to the keys with some supplies to help friends and family and anyone in need.  We are currently planning on Monday September 25th. You may be asking…

What can I do to help?

Local folk

If you are local you can drop off any of the following supplies to Living Towers during our regular opening hours, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am – 4pm.  This list is being updated as we get word of other supplies they may be in need of.  Our location is below.

  • Cleaning supplies (rubber gloves, bleach, rubber boots, masks, mold inhibitors etc)
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, razors)
  • Tarps
  • Fix a flat
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baby diapers and wipes
  • Propane

Non-local folk

We have added a special product to our store to enable you to donate cash.  Every dollar will be spent on supplies for the folks in the Keys.  10% of all online orders will also go towards purchasing supplies.  Simply go to Keys Recovery Donations and adjust the quantity for the total dollar amount you wish to donate.

Lets see how fast we can fill the trailer!

 

UPDATE:

We’ve had some great donations of diapers, wipes, personal items, a portable AC, propane, food and more.  Let’s aim to help as many families as we can.  We still need more!

 

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