Collier organizations to provide monetary relief for Irma victims


NAPLES, Fla. Visa and Mastercard gift cards totaling $150,000 will be distributed for victims of Hurricane Irma,  the Community Foundation of Collier County said Tuesday morning.

The Community Foundation of Collier County and the United Way of Collier County partnered to provide relief to area residents, according to a press release. There will be 600 gift cards valued at $250 each for Golden Gate, Immokalee and Everglades City residents affected by Irma, according to officials. The activation fee has been waived.

“These gift cards will help people purchase gas and food and pay for their housing,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation President & CEO. “Together, we can come to the aid of those most in need.”

The Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief fund raise more than $500,000, which will benefit victims of Hurricane Irma, according to the organization.

It’s unclear where or when the distribution will take place.

Those interested in donating to the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief fund can do so online, in person, or by mailing a check to the foundation at 1110 Pine Ridge Road No. 200.


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