In the spirit of community and in alignment with its mission of preservation, Key West Art & Historical Society has joined Star of the Sea Foundation and Habitat for Humanity to support ongoing hurricane Irma recovery efforts throughout the Keys. Specifically, the society will host and donate proceeds from events it holds throughout the year to aid in the partnering organizations’ charity efforts, including the upcoming “Brick House Funk Party” benefit on Thursday, Oct. 26, and the annual “Back in Time” fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
“Key West Art & Historical Society has a strong membership base that’s passionate about arts as well as the community,” said Habitat for Humanity Board President Debbie Swift Batty. “The organization has graciously offered to support Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
Given the impact and destruction of hurricane Irma, Star of the Sea Foundation and Habitat for Humanity are working especially hard at providing what they can for communities Keyswide.
“Star of the Sea Foundation and Habitat for Humanity both have missions that support the Keys community on a consistent and continual basis, which is important, given the long-term impact of the storm,” said Michael Gieda, executive director of the society, one of the city’s oldest nonprofit organizations that spearheads the cultural preservation and heritage of Key West and the Florida Keys.