Hurricane Irma

 

Hurricane Irma Relief Resources 

 

 To help those schools impacted by Hurricane Irma's devastating storm, AASA served as a national network. It is a role AASA began with Hurricane Katrina (2005), Hurricane Sandy (2012) and a tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area in 2013.

Below is a way you can  help those affected by Hurricane Irma via the Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA), as well as a clearinghouse of tools and resources regarding hurricane relief.

Other Ways to Help

Florida Association of School Administrators (FASA)

 The FASA Foundation is asking educators to help students and teachers in four schools with significant destruction and will distribute one hundred percent of the contributions to the four schools based on need and student enrollment.  Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt from the Foundation.

Ways to Help

  1. Donate Online Today through GoFundMe.
  2.  Raise $10 or more per person at your school. FASA will recognize contributions in the FASA Friday Facts and school locations with $1,000 or more will get a beautiful certificate for framing.

Please send checks to:

206B S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

The four schools designated to receive funds are:  

  • Lee Elementary in Hillsborough County previously served 400 students but burned down completely during Hurricane Irma. The principal is Beverly Smith. 
  •  Stanley Switlik Elementary in Monroe County, under the leadership of Brett Unke, serves 600 students and suffered damage due to the storm.
  •  Marathon Middle School in Monroe County under the leadership of Wendy McPherson serves 650 students. The school has significant damage.
  •  Immokalee High School in Collier County, under the leadership of Principal Kenneth Fairbanks, serves 1,700 students. The school had a high migrant population and remains open as a shelter, as many families lost everything.

U.S Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS)

 HHS activiated a program to help hospitals and medical facilities providing care to people affected by Hurricane Irma. The program is called the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Definitive Care Reimbursement Program, It reimburses medical facilities and hospitals for the definitive medical care costs of patients medically evacuated following disasters.
Learn more through an HHS press release.

 Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers resources to work effectively to support the local, state and federal response to public health needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Learn more.  

 The U.S Department of Health & Human Services provides a variety of resources to help communities respond and recover and stay up to date with HHS support. Access the Resources.

 

Updated December 2017