American Red Cross and Star of the Sea Foundation Partner to Support Hurricane Irma Victims in the Keys


The American Red Cross South Florida Region is partnering with the Star of the Sea (SOS) Foundation in response to the overwhelming generosity of Florida residents who want to help those affected by Hurricane Irma.  SOS Foundation will assist with collecting donated food, clothing and other household items and will distribute them to people who reside in the Keys.

The American Red Cross has a launched a wide-ranging relief effort to provide safe shelter, food and comfort to people affected by Hurricane Irma.  It takes time to store, sort, clean and distribute donated items—which diverts limited time and resources away from helping those most affected.  The SOS Foundation is better positioned to accept, sort and distribute donations made by the community. 

“We know Americans are generous and want to do everything they can to help after a disaster,” said Emily Borababy, Executive Director for the American Red Cross Miami and the Keys Chapter. “That’s why—in order to better serve the residents from the Keys—we are partnering with the SOS Foundation for household goods, clothes and non-perishable foods distribution.”

“SOS Foundation is delighted to be partnering with the Red Cross,” said Tom Callahan, Executive Director, Star of the Sea Foundation, “and are very grateful for their support for the residents of Monroe County suffering from the effects of Hurricane Irma.”

Individuals who wish to donate for Keys residents affected by Irma can visit any of these SOS foundation locations:

Homestead – FARM SHARE HEADQUARTERS 14125 SW 320th Street Homestead, FL 33033 Tel. 305.246.FARM
Key Largo – S.O.S. Foundation, 105500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo Florida
Stock Island – S.O.S. Foundation 5640 Maloney Ave., Stock Island Florida
Key West –S.O.S. Foundation, Key Plaza (next to Kmart) Key West Florida

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About The SOS Foundation

Star of the Sea Foundation (SOS) provides assistance to more Monroe County residents than does any other organization, operating distribution centers and supplying other hunger relief organizations from Key Largo to Key West.  For more information, please visit, SOSfoundationkeywest or call 1-800-690-8020.


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