|Roughly 25% of homes in the Florida Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma, |
and residents of Sugarloaf Key faced a much higher rate of home loss.
|Sugarloaf School teachers, staff, and families banded together for campus clean-up efforts that |
included removing debris and ensuring facilities were safe for students to return.
Grateful that Sugarloaf School has received ample classroom and school-related supplies, Mr. Russell emphasized a need for the donation of gift cards to Publix or Home Depot to personalize the act of giving. “With gift cards we can say to families, ‘Here’s a gift card for you to go get whatever it is you need.’ It reinstalls a feeling of independence so families can pick up something that they need.”