As you can see, the damage line is consistent throughout the apartment areas. All rooms were flooded including 17 units plus the community center which houses 2 offices, including a computer room for clients to look for jobs and communicate with others, client meeting room, kitchen, pantry, bathrooms and a children's area. All lost floors, moldings, sheetrock up to 4 feet in all areas. All of the refrigerators, ice makers, a/c units, and cabinets will need to be replaced. All furniture is being replaced by one generous donor who has asked to remain anonymous at this time. We thank them so much! All of this being said, we do need help in furnishing the 17 units. 29 women and their children were displaced at the time of IRMA. Others have needed places to stay but have not been able to rent from us due to the extent of the damages.
We have 7 units that have the basics for furniture (sofa, end tables,queensize mattresses and box springs, but we need bunkbeds for children in all the units, tables and chairs (small) for all units, tv stands and tvs. We will accept good used furniture. We will need sofas for 10 units and end tables for ten units. We need two new computers for the front office as well as three desks, office chairs and furniture for the community center. If you/re interested in more information for your church, organization or agency to help, let us know. Hardee County is a poor county and does not have the funds it needs to help us. Of course we will be writing grants and petitioning agencies, churches and organizations to help, but we wanted to give you a chance to initiate the donations yourselves. If you have a heart for women and children having hardships due to homelessness, please help.
If you decide to help, we will put a plaque on the door of the apartment that states you donated towards the repairs. Or you may dedicate to a loved one. Just let us know! Thank you so much in advance!!!
If you want to Adopt an apartment let us know, or divide up with friends. Either way, send us a note and let us know.. All are located on the link below: