The recent hurricanes (Ian and Irma), the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as red tide, and wildfire crises, underscore the need to be prepared for disaster today, tomorrow, and 30 years from today. Our community must consider how we will meet the unforeseen challenges for our future generations in their estate planning. Unrestricted funds are absolutely vital for sustaining the community through a crisis. Once a disaster hits, your Community Foundation needs to be able to move quickly to respond to those most in need.
We have established four emergency Collier Comes Together relief funds totaling more than $8 million in the past six years including Hurricanes Ian and Irma, Red Tide, Golden Gate Wildfires, and Coronavirus Relief.