Make the Homeless Smile Miami, led by CEO & Founder Valencia Gunder, is on the ground to help neighbors in need before, during and after Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma Relief
We know that poor and homeless communities are the most adversely affected by natural disasters – that is why we are seeking your support to prepare for the aftermath of Irma. As of 10am Sunday morning, Miami is experiencing widespread power outages and extreme wind gusts of up to 60 mph. The situation is expected to get worse and impacts may be significant. Ongoing power outages, unsafe travel conditions, and flooding will negatively impact families for days and potentially weeks to come, and Miami’s most disadvantaged families will need support to stay safe and recover from the storm.
With your donations, Make the Homeless Smile will be able to provide food, supplies, and clothing for those impacted by Irma.
Want to learn more about Valencia and Make the Homeless Smiles’ work before and during Irma? Check out these articles:
Make the Homeless Smile is working closely with a coalition of other Miami-based neighborhood organizations to deliver disaster relief services, including The New Florida Majority, Catalyst Miami, Community Justice Project, Miami Worker’s Center, WeCount!, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Dream Defenders, Faith in Florida, Florida Immigrant Coalition, FRRC, Florida Student Power, Manufactured Housing Action, Organize Florida, SEIU.