Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition has a local distribution site for baby and children’s items. Families can come to the Gato Building (1100 Simonton St. for essential supplies.
Items available include diapers, wipes, formula, clothes, toys, baby food and hygiene products.
The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and the site will be open until October 6.
For more information or to make a donation, please call or text 305-293-8424.
In cooperation with Monroe County Emergency Management, the National Guard is beginning today a free short-term program in which guard members will remove interior storm damage from residents’ homes as part of the first step to make these homes livable again.
With the homeowner’s consent, the National Guard will remove damaged and moldy drywall, flooring, carpeting, ceilings, doors, insulation, fixtures, kitchen cabinets, destroyed appliances and other unsalvageable contents and bring them curbside. They also will do limited sanitizing to prevent mold from returning.
This is the first two steps of 17 required in the FEMA program called STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power). This program funds certain necessary and essential measures to help restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences that could regain power through necessary and essential repairs. STEP can help residents safely shelter-in-place in their homes pending more permanent repairs.
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