The Villages Homeowners Advocates (VHA) Foundation Committee launched a 30-day campaign on October 6th to raise funds for Florida victims of Hurricane Ian. We officially closed the Hurricane Ian Relief campaign on November 6th. At the conclusion of the 30 days, we had collected $13,000.
Using a tool called Charity Navigator that helps rate non-profit organizations, we selected four charities rated highly for their Hurricane Ian Florida relief efforts.
- Florida Disaster Fund
- Feeding the Gulf Coast (Florida)
- Humane Society of Naples
- Convoy of Hope (Florida)
A check for $3,250 was sent to each organization on Thursday, November 17th.
In addition to Hurricane Ian Relief, the Foundation Committee has been distributing philanthropic funding to organizations throughout the Villages such as The Girl Scouts Silver Trefoil Group for their pajama and book drive.
The VHA Foundation Committee will continue distributing philanthropic funds for the benefit of worthy organizations in our community. The Villages Homeowners Advocates is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax- deductible to the extent allowable by law. To make an online gift visit thevha.net, select the Donate tab, select VHA to open the Donation Form, and select Foundation Committee in the down menu. Checks can be made out to VHA Foundation Committee and mailed to 1104 Main Street, The Villages, FL 32162.
Chairperson, The VHA Community Foundation