Post-Hurricane Irma

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We made it through the storm, businesses everywhere in Davie are getting back up to speed and the city is pretty much back in full-swing.

There’s still a lot of work to be done though.  Thousands of people are still without internet and cable services.  Re-construction efforts are just beginning.  However,  there are also a lot of fundraisers/extracurricular activities scheduled over the next few weeks.

There are a lot of ways you can get active and help – while having some fun too!



Pouring for a Cause ($35-50) 

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne is doing a “Pouring for a Cause” special on Thursday, September 21st from 7-10 pm.  The event costs $35 in advance, or $50 at the door.  This gives you access to the event, including drinks (apparently 15 drink stations!) and a silent auction, from which the proceeds will go toward the United States Bartenders’ Guild National Charity Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund, to benefit those who have been affected by Hurricane Irma.

Party With A Purpose with Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan (free) 

3311 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan (of Lenore Nolan-Ryan Catering & Cooking School) is hosting a free party to benefit The Pantry of Broward, a food pantry that serves seniors in Broward that unfortunately lost a lot of supplies during Hurricane Irma.  There will be some free food, but guests will need to pay for any drinks – the proceeds of which will be benefiting the Pantry of Broward.  Guests are also invited to join in raffle tickets for cooking classes with Lenore, or coupons and gift certificates for other local businesses.

“Adios Irma” cocktail ($10 per cocktail)

All Tap 42 Locations 

If you’re not looking for a large event but still want to see something small you can do: head to any Tap 42 location through Sunday, Sept. 24, and order the “Adios Irma” cocktail. The $10 drink is served in a goblet and made with gin, basil, syrup and M.I.A. Beer Company’s Cucumber and Lemon Lime HRD WTR, a gluten-free, 5 percent alcohol-by-volume hard sparkling water.

Tap 42 and M.I.A Beer Company have partnered with Feeding South Florida and will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the Adios Irma to hurricane relief efforts.

Cocktails for the Keys 

251 NW 25th St., Miami

Bring in a case of water, or five non-perishable food items to KYU in Miami and receiver a complimentary cocktail.  There is no immediate deadline, and the cocktails will change daily.  All donations will go toward Feeding South Florida and other local non-profit organizations.



South Florida Simon Malls

A few Simon Malls in South Florida are opening themselves up as drop-off locations through the rest of September.

• Mall Management offices at Coral Square Mall & The Falls from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Simon Guest Services at Miami International Mall from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
• Simon Guest Services and Mall Management office at Dadeland Mall from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
• Simon Guest Services at Town Center at Boca Raton from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

They are asking for: Non-perishable foods, blankets, pillows, portable phone chargers, paper plates, plastic ware.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science 

1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Feeding South Florida has partnered up with the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in an effort to collect food and supplies for those affected the worst by Hurricane Irma.  They ask that people donate between 9 am and 4 pm, at the loading dock facing the museum on Biscayne Boulevard.  They are asking for:

Water, applesauce, fruit cups, beans, canned meals, canned soups, canned tuna, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, rice, water bottles and jugs.

Also: anti-bacterial wipes, body lotion, cleaning products, combs and brushes, dental floss, deodorant, dish soap, disposable diapers and wipes, hand and bath soap, hand-sanitizer, and laundry detergent.

They are accepting donations through October 1st. If you would prefer to just donate money directly to Feeding South Florida instead you can do so here.

American Red Cross

If you’re not up for an event or a specific drop-off, but you’d still like to chip in to help, donating to the American Red Cross is always an option as well.