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Oath Keepers Hurricane Irma Relief

$11,224 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 21 months
Created September 18, 2017
Oath Keepers are on the ground in multiple locations at some of the hardest hit areas that were devistated by Hurricane Irma.   We're already staged in South-Central Florida and in the heart of the Keys.   There are people without power, clean water, food, transportation, roofs and in some cases without any homes at all.  They WILL rebuild, but life for these Americans is extremely challenging right now.  

Some volunteers in other states have gathered truckloads of donated relief supplies, but don't have the money for the fuel to get it to us here in South Florida.  We also need money immediately to purchase more fuel to keep our generators running, mosquito repellant, medical supplies, tarps, motor oil, fuel filters, etc. 

Thank you for your generous support.  It is appreciated in ways that words cannot describe.
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In this video below, Stewart Rhodes and Pastor Josh Paul of Christian Fellowship Church are seen purchasing massive amounts of food at Sam’s Club in Lakeland, FL for distribution to families who have no food in areas across Southern Florida.

You as donors are SOLIDLY filling the role of the providers. You ARE making a difference in the lives of these struggling families. If you haven't already, please make a donation (big or small), to enable Oath Keepers on your behalf as we deliver aid to devastated Florida communities.

Much of the money we've raised so far for Florida has already been spent at stores such as Sam’s Club; on pallet loads of rice and beans; plus canned food, diapers, baby supplies, trash bags, paper goods, etc. (about $3800). Much of that went to a relief distribution center at Christian Fellowship Church, located at 16 E 1st St, Frostproof, FL 33843. The remainder was distributed in the last few days in areas south such as Greater Naples, Immokalee and the even the Everglades area.

Stewart spent $1800 at Lowes (who gave us a 20% discount on mold-killing products), $600 at U-Haul to rent a 26ft truck (which consumes a lot of fuel) and Stewart arranged for deliveries to the Bonita Springs area today as well. These are just some examples of the purchases your donations are allowing us to deliver, plus to pay for fuel as well.

We would not be able to continue these efforts without your generous contributions. FLORIDA THANKS YOU! God bless you all!!

We're now needing more boots on the ground in Big Pine Key, as we're projecting out into the communities in that area to assist them in the heavy lifting/digging out from the debris. That includes chainsawing, basic emergency moisture damage remediation efforts and other particular needs of the communities.

We have Oath Keepers volunteering from as far away as WI, PA and IN. If you can physically help, please email us at florida@oathkeepers.org or call Ivan Chiplinsky at (850) 209-4019.
Your donations paying for needed aid
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Same scene, different angle. Notice the zebra-painted boat only has the top deck showing. It's sitting on the bottom of the canal. There's thousands of these cases in the Keys alone. Not all of these are owned by wealthy people with vacation homes, but many of these boats were their one and only homes... many trailers and mobile homes are destroyed and many of the residents refuse to leave them. Many residents are elderly.
House boats.
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This is in the neighborhoods on Big Pine Key, FL. We were only allowed into the neighborhood because we had a local of the neighborhood with us. Every road off of US1 is blocked by a patrol car from some other municipality in Florida.

Everyone is really pitching in with long hours, little sleep, few showers, many missed meals and a lot of dehydration... both citizen volunteers and law enforcement working together. The closeness and friendliness is surprising to both parties... no egos, no pretensions and no barriers... just the best in humanity coming out.
Devistation in the neighborhood
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We just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for their generous contributions to the Florida Hurricane Irma relief fund.

It's your donations that enable us to purchase the things we need to keep our operation going in South Florida. The hardest hit areas around Big Pine Key and remote areas of South-Central and South-West FL especially need our continued presence there and you are making that happen.

We have two teams converging on the Greater Naples (traveling North from The Keys and South from Frostproof) to deliver aid there. We're writing this from one of the trucks (this is Ivan from Josh's truck). Together with Stewart, Scott and some heavy hitting Oath Keepers, we'll be delivering (among other supplies) an entire pallet of rice and and entire pallet of beans to Greater Naples, Bayshore (US41) and The Manor area of East Naples. We'll continue to roll directly into follow-on operations as well, servicing more areas. YOUR contributions enable us to continue to project out into these different hard-hit communities. At this point, it's being funded by YOU, as we've all but expended much of our own money on fuel already.

By the way, Stewart BOUGHT the rice and beans using $2k donated by two Oath Keepers. The $5 donated by Mark means just as much, as it's probably all he can do as well. Thank you Mark... Thank you all for contributing and God bless you ALL!!!

Sincerely,

Florida Oath Keepers
Working with Davie PD in "The Aves"
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Raised by 102 people in 21 months
Created September 18, 2017
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