More than a dozen years after the most destructive decade of hurricane damage in the last century, South Florida still has a limited number of special needs shelters and an even smaller number with on-site support staff. It is well documented that 1996 to 2005 saw $198 billion in property damage and loss of life. In response, Sunrise launched its “Adopt-A-Group-Home” Project aimed at ensuring the safety of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day and especially during natural disasters. We live in a state that is highly-vulnerable every storm season and susceptible to the impact of high winds all year long. The good news is that modern building codes have progressed and protections exist allowing older buildings to be retrofitted to become more hurricane resistant; making people of all abilities safer in their own homes. With this in mind, Sunrise’s has set a 2016 Give Miami Day giving goal to help us complete our 25th “Keep Them Covered” group home with hurricane shutters.
Mark your calendars now because giving will start at midnight on the 17th! What’s https://givemiamiday.org/npo/sunrise-community-incmore…donations will be matched between $25 and $10,000 by The Miami Foundation and its partners.