"REBUILD THE KEYS" RELIEF FUND
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:
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.
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.