In the early hours of Monday, September 11, Hurricane Irma made landfall and went directly through our region as category 2 hurricane. Polk, Hardee, Highlands, and many other Florida counties felt the force of violent winds and heavy rain, leaving most without power and many with severe property damage.

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s impact on our community, GiveWell Community Foundation launched the Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. The goal of GiveWell Community Foundation’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund is to provide for medium- and long-term hurricane relief.