15 Aug Helping Communities in Florida with Furniture Donation After Irma
Organization: United Way of Lee county
Donation: Homelegance Furniture
Hurricane Irma was a devastating category 4 hurricane that took the lives of 134 people and inflicted $65 billion worth of damage. Good360 has been responding to this disaster since the storm first hit in September 2017. Nearly a year later there are still countless families who are in desperate need of basic items such as bedding and furniture. Good360 worked with United Way of Lee County and Homelegance to provide critically needed products to those impacted.
United Way of Lee County has been serving hard hit communities such as Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh and Bonita Springs since the storm hit in 2017. Many of the people living in these communities lost nearly everything in the storm and are still waiting for aid. The United Way staff has visited survivor’s homes where they witnessed families who have a completely empty house and are living on blankets and blow up mattresses. United Way of Lee County engages with these families by partnering with case management agencies across the community. The United Way staff receives client applications that include the exact needs of the Irma affected families and asses what kind of furniture and bedding they are in need of.
Good360 reached out to United Way to assess what the needs were and matched them with a furniture donation from Homelegance that perfectly fit the needs of their community. The donation included a mixture of beds, nightstands, dressers, mirrors, dining tables, sofas, and coffee tables. All of these donations went directly to families that were impacted by the hurricane. Good360 is proud to partner with organizations like United Way of Lee county who are dedicated to serving families in need long after the storm first hits.