Coalition of Hope Foundation Response to Hurricane Irma
The Coalition of Hope Foundation (COH) and its partner Navillus Contracting along with over one hundred volunteers provided three hot meals per day, potable drinking water, hot showers, Citimed urgent care health services, the only FEMA full assistance center, and emotional support in the largest relief effort that served across all of the Florida Keys.
COH and their partners have been actively delivering supplies and hot meals throughout the community in our mobile emergency vehicles donated by 305 Films and the southern Florida Film community
In the past 7 days COH has served over 12,000 hot meals throughout the Florida Keys.
We’ve distributed more than 1,000,000 pounds of relief supplies containing over 2,000,000 relief items like diapers, toothbrushes, bug spray, sleeping bags, air mattresses, fuel, generators, canned foods, flashlights, batteries, cleaning supplies, coolers, blankets, pillows, clothes, personal care hygiene kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, BBQ Grills, buckets, roofing nails, plywood, hundreds of tarps and over 120,000 pounds of ice.
COH / CitiMed have provided nearly 100 urgent care health services.
The resource center staffed by Humanity Road supported 1,350 local residents with aid information, laptops, voice line services, Internet Service and assistance with locating and signing up for aid
- To support its operation, FEMA Tech Sector partner ITDRC provided Humanity Road with a cellular mesh network powered by Goal Zero and included a DISH satellite back up for reliable Internet and voice network services. FEMA Tech Sector partner Google provided ITDRC with additional volunteer staff for onsite to support the operation
- A team of eight FEMA staff were collocated onsite with Humanity Road to assist survivors with application questions and registering for FEMA assistance
More than 180 volunteers have already responded to our call and over 500 additional volunteers are on their way to help serve and cleanup homes with our partner Crisis Cleanup.