Operation Care: Florida Keys

September 15th, 2017 -> Current Operation

Donating to Shelter Foundation's Operation Care: Florida Keys will assist rebuilding the homes and lives of those affected by Hurricane Irma.


Hurricane Irma made landfall  on September 10,  2017 at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph sustained winds. A 106 mph gust was reported at National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key. The storm headed north-by-northwest at 8 mph. Shelter Foundation began Operation Care: Florida Keys and responded within five days after the storm by assisting those affected by the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma. The estimates for the amount of time required for an area to recover from a devastating storm of this magnitude are typically an average 2 - 10 years. Hurricane Irma has exacerbated the lack of affordable housing issues that were already an ongoing issue in the Florida Keys.


Shelter Foundation is committed to assisting the affected communities rebound from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, and becoming better prepared for the future.