Sister Season Foundation members joined Mayor Teri Johnston, City Commissioners Sam Kaufman and Clayton Lopez, and Assistant City Manager Patti McLaughlin at City Hall to receive the funding that will aid service industry workers with vital needs like rent.
City Provides Funding to Sister Season Foundation
Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioners Sam Kaufman and Clayton Lopez, and Assistant City Manager Patti McLauchlin, on behalf of the City of Key West, presented the Sister Season Foundation with a check for $50,000 to aid service industry workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The money is a portion of the $1.3 million reimbursement from Monroe County for a portion of the losses experienced due to the pandemic. During last week’s City Commission meeting, the Commission voted unanimously to reach out to social services to try and put the money where it is needed most. In addition to the aid to Sister Season, portions of the money will be used for rental assistance, utilities, food, medical, and other essential needs as well as Covid-19 rapid testing. United Way of Collier and the Keys, along with the Keys AHEC, will oversee the distribution of these funds.