MULTI FUND APPLICATION

PLEASE FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION TO HELP US DETERMINE WHICH FUND YOU QUALIFY FOR


REBUILD THE KEYS – KEYS HARDEST HIT


SOME FUNDS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL

MARCH 1ST, 2018

WE ARE DOING OUR PART TO HELP 'REBUILD THE KEYS'.

If you are a home owner or own a rental property that you are trying to rebuild to get tenants back in, you could qualify for up to $5000 in building supplies.

The money for this fund comes from money generated by The Coral Head MusicFest 2018. Dispersal of funds will commence on March 1, 2018 or as soon as the amount available in the fund is determined.

We are picking up where insurance companies and FEMA failed. If you qualify, you could have an account set up at a local lumber yard to purchase supplies and tools needed to aide you in rebuilding.

All you need to do is apply, follow the link below and fill out the application. Amounts awarded will be based on need and subject to approval by the funding board.

The REBUILD THE KEYS RELIEF FUND is founded by the American Legion Riders of Post 154 of Marathon, FL.  It is intended to help Florida Keys residents who were affected by Hurricane Irma. 

These funds are generated by profits derived from the ALR CORAL HEAD MUSICFEST, PERSONAL DONATIONS, and OTHER RESOURCES.

 

DESCRIPTION OF FUNDING AVAILABLE:

LUMBER YARE ACCOUNT: Accounts from local home improvement stores and lumber yards ranging in
dollar values from $500 - $5000.

FOOD: Gift card from local supermarkets up to $1000 in value or food provided by Keys Hardest Hit.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE: One month rent or mortgage up to $2000 payable to the landlord or mortgage holder.  Lease information or lender information will be required.

HOME FURNISHINGS: – Help replace essential home items that were destroyed during the storm.

OTHER: This is decided upon an individual bases and value will be determined by the board based on the needs stated as such by the applicant.  Examples include funeral cost, travel expenses, clothing, etc.

**Taxes, shipping, or other costs may be the responsibility of the applicant.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  • Not all applicants are guaranteed approval. 
    Approval is based on current need and fund availability.

  • All decisions by the funding board are final.

  • All applicants must use funds for which they are intended.  No deviation is permitted and, if used inappropriately, may result in forfeiture of funds which will be required to be returned by the applicant.

  • While there are a few different funding options available, funding will be distributed as approved upon by the funding board.

  • Proper identification showing Monroe County residency will be required before receiving funds.

  • Funds are non-transferrable.  

 

THE ATTACHED APPLICATION MUST BE
FILLED OUT IN FULL TO BE CONSIDERED.

ABOUT THE FUND PROVIDERS

The "Rebuilding The Keys" Relief fund is a fund that is set up by the American Legion Riders of Post 154, Marathon.

This fund is in conjunction with the Coral Head MusicFest and the proceeds from the concert series that would normally support our primary charity, Project: VetRelief, will go directly to obtaining much needed building supplies for residents of the Florida Keys.

Many people are unaware that there are residents in the Keys who are currently living in tents, in campers, and homes unfit for habitation.  Many of these people are hard working people and are an asset to our community.

The 'Rebuild The Keys" fund will be supplying gift cards from major home improvement centers and lumber yards to provide them with the supplies, tools, and household essentials necessary for proper living conditions in their homes. This fund will NOT go to homes used for vacation rental purposes.

The "Keys Hardest Hit" Fund is established primarily to assist individuals and families with other home essentials such as food, clothing, furniture, and other items in short supply to many due financial difficulty caused by Hurricane Irma.

Some of the proceeds from The Coral Head MusicFest  will also go to other local charities within the Florida Keys.  The American Legion Riders have always been, and always will be, a supporter of community family charities and the portion retained by the Legion Riders, 10% of net, will be dispersed at the discretion of the American Legion Riders.

As we stated earlier, Project Vet:Relief is the charity we commonly support. We will still give a small portion of the concert proceeds to this organization. 5% of net from the 2018 concert will be donated and a larger portion of net will go to Project: VetRelief when we return in 2019 for the 3rd Annual Coral Head MusicFest.

An application process is in place at this time, please click "Application" at the bottom of this page to download.  All applications are subject to approval by a panel consisting of charity organizers.

For a full breakdown of how the funds are divided among the charities listed, visit our facebook page and look under the "Notes" section.at: 

https://www.facebook.com/CoralHeadMusicFest/

WHO ARE WE?

We are the American Legion of Post 154, Marathon FL. Here is the official site of our organization as a whole https://www.legion.org/

As a chapter of this organization we work closely with the community in which we live.

The American Legion Riders are a sub division of our local chapter. Here is the official site for our national organization.
https://www.legion.org/riders

Within the American Legion are a number of charities which are run under the control of The American Legion. We are a 501C Veterans organization. Our chapter has been a supporter of one of these groups within the organization, Project: Vet Relief. Here is the official site for our most supported charity.
https://www.projectvetrelief.org/