The effects of Hurricane Irma are still being felt across Florida. For some, the damage was minimal; however, the impact on students and staff are significant in four schools. Insurance can repair or replace facilities and equipment and some limited supplies. But, insurance does not buy students "back to school" supplies nor does it replace personal teacher materials that in some instances took years to accumulate.
The FASA Foundation is asking for every educator to help students and teachers in the four schools with significant destruction. (See below)
The four schools designated to receive funds are:
1. Lee Elementary in Hillsborough County previously served 400 students but burned down completely during Hurricane Irma. The principal is Beverly Smith.
2. Stanley Switlik Elementary in Monroe County serves 600 students and suffered damage due to the storm.
3. Marathon Middle School in Monroe County under the leadership of Wendy McPherson serves 650 students. The school has significant damage.
4. 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.
Please help us in our efforts but contributing to the FASA Foundation Match Campaign. Our goal is for each of your corporate offices to generously match the donation you are willing to provide. You can double or triple the impact of your donation with a matching gift. The Foundation will reach it's goal even sooner with your help!
Ways to Help:
Please mail checks to: 206B S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL.