Special Announcement from Ambrosia Key West
Win a Free Stay at Ambrosia!!! Visit https://tskw.org/buy-a-raffle-ticket/ or see link on our bio page
Ambrosia Guesthouse is partnering with Key West Irma Response Organizations and in doing so, they are offering a great opportunity to win a 4-night stay at Ambrosia Key West along with a variety of activities and extras to enhance your vacation.#irmarelief#irmahurricane#ambrosiakeywest#keywest#studiosofkeywest#tskw#keywestpeople
Months after Hurricane Irma devastated many areas in the Florida Keys, residents are still recovering and need your help. Register today on www.helpingfeelsgood.org. Our partners in the keys are working to connect great volunteers like you with those who need it most. Opportunities are available now. #helpingfeelsgood#keysstrong#irmarelief#hurricane#volunteer
Cuba is undoubtedly a beautiful country but unfortunately, like many other countries in the area, it was hit hard by Hurricane Irma and is still recovering from its effects. Due to tourism as one of Cuba’s largest industries, nearly all the resources and funding for recovery has been designated to resorts, leaving rural communities and their inhabitants devastated and isolated. In order to try and help Cubans recover their homes and lives, we will be having a bake sale tomorrow, January 11 to raise funds for CARE Cuba. Everything is minimum $1 donation but we encourage everyone to give what they can! ❤️ #irmarelief
#HurricaneIrma left millions of Floridians without power and we answered the call for help with 175 employees who worked alongside @insidefpl to get the lights back on. Within 24 hours of receiving the call, our employees in a fleet of over 80 vehicles were ready to journey more than 2,500 km south. We’re proud to help our neighbours in times of need and proud to receive an @edisonelectricinstitute Emergency Assistance Award for our mutual assistance efforts during this time. #waybackwednesday#teamwork
@aplo.newyork Hurricane #irmarelief thanks to @matter_ngo 7 containers of water will be distributed throughout #Anguilla this week; starting with District 3 and 4 today; Saturday the eastern end of the island with @revolutionbandint and @babyfaceconnie. The western end of the island with @glennisconnor and @kenroy_herbert. Without the generosity of @szaharia1 and @visitcuisinart @thereefanguilla absorbing the shipping cost, this initiative would not be possible !!!! #givingback
Spent the morning touring the @grimalgrove rare tropical fruit park with owner and operator @patrickbgarvey - This particular park has been here since 1955 and was the brain child of rare fruit collector Adolph Grimal. On September 9th, 2018 hurricane Irma tore through the Florida Keys and destroyed 100’s of rare fruit trees as well as a lot of the infrastructure for the farm. There are many species and cultivars here that simply can not grow anyplace in the continental US and even instances where the only specimen known in existence! They currently have a @gofundme set up to restore the property and update it to everything it once was and more. Also, I will be posting a full tour on YouTube shortly. Hope everyone has a a safe and enjoyable holiday season! 🙌🙏🌱❄️🍄
These stacks of food at the Relief Center were a welcome sight after a frustrating week where the boat delivering aid was delayed. The @anguillastronger team is working to unpack and organize everything for distribution today and tomorrow. #anguillastronger#fortrue#irmarelief#starwoodcapitalgroup#regram @belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @aubergeresorts @zemibeachhouse
After a frustrating week where our boat delivering aid was delayed, seeing these stacks of food at the Relief Center has us doing the happy dance!! Our team is hustling to get everything unpacked and organized for distribution tomorrow & Saturday. #anguillastronger#fortrue#irmarelief#starwoodcapitalgroup @belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @aubergeresorts @zemibeachhouse @fsanguilla
So I just got home from Florida and oh my word it's winter. These are the Glam shots.
I lived under a mosquito net on a mattress on the floor. I lost count at 150 bites.
The nice hotels were the before and after. The beaches were time off and the deer is apparently endangered in Big Pine Key which has pinecones and deer we beg to be hunted. #gofigure#irmarelief#allhandsandhearts#newfamily
I couldn’t tell you who is more excited to see you, me or bo. But what I can tell you is I’m so proud of what you have done and accomplished, giving up your Thanksgiving (and big hunting trip) to go help others. And being able to say you have done line work in the Virgin Islands is pretty badass if you ask me 💁🏻♀️. We are so lucky to have you. Now hurry home 💙 #todaystheday#hescominghome#cityoftallahasseeutilities#irmarelief
I really want to ask you guys for help with something this Holiday season. One of my best friends, Garrett Lisle @saltlifegarrett lost his home in Hurricane Irma. He’s been on his own since he was 14 and lost everything he had, food, furniture. Garrett also has Cystic Fibrosis, which is a degenerative lung disease for which he spends weeks at a time in the hospital. He soon will need to be on Oxygen 24/7, and wants to live his life as fully as possible so he is waiting on a lung transplant until it is absolutely necessary. Aside from all of this, he still works hard. He has a temporary place to stay right now but seriously needs help paying for gas and food, and his biggest request right now is for a couch. If anyone could donate ANYTHING at all, grocery store gift cards, gas gift cards, or if you could please, please please just share this post, it would mean the world to me and I’m sure it’d mean the world to him too. He’s honestly one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of being friends with. Attached are articles about what he’s going through in his local newspaper. His Venmo is @Garrett-Lisle or you can contact me or him directly to make donations. Thank you all so much!! Please just share this if you can!!
Here’s an opportunity to drink A LOT & feel good about it!! If you’re in Miami for @artbasel tonight, come party for an excellent cause...all bar proceeds benefit US!! The need in #Anguilla is great...so drink up!! Huge thanks to @1hotels @foolsgoldrecs @zirkovavodka @mkliegman @atrak @iamdamagedgoods @novacancyinn @imkane @iamalyxander for the ❤️ & Support!!
Great couple of days in Naples, FL. Got to cook with the team at @seasaltnaples for @paradisecoast #irmarelief & visit the @prostartprogram kids at Golden Gates HS. Such a great community #chefslead#newfriends
💥WE CAME AND WE KILLED IT FOR A CAUSE 💥 .
Life gives you awesome people and you celebrate the hell out of them. Friendships made in giving are friendships that change the world, and last night we raised a ton of money for our hairstylist brothers and sisters hit up by Harvey and Irma.
@worldofjustinisaac JMONEY, there are too many things to thank you for, but thank you for each and every one. I love my time with you and your contagious spirit. You freaking KILLED it last night and I'm hella proud to have been a part of something so magical. Thank you for your trust in me, love you lots my friend. .
MAJOR, you're the coolest putting this whole shindig together like a queen. Can't get enough of you and your kickass self, this is the first of many jams together. Thank you for running the show like a pro. @abbygalelynn
MARIE, @mvkieffer12 dude. Instant bestie. I still can't get over that you know who @peter_rollins is!!!! Cheers to a lifelong friendship and thank you for a bed to sleep in. I owe you one fo sho.
ASHLEY we couldn't have rocked that hair without you. That's for killing the finish and cuts and for ALLLLL the things you did yesterday. Can't wait to see your future, girlfriend. @ms_ashley_danae
@cheekystrut thank you for being amazing hosts and having us in your gorgeous space. It was an honor.
And now... I go home with the fullest heart a girl could imagine. Life is so good. #thereisnohairwar#artistssupportingartists
With generous donations from charter guest family and friends, I was able to deliver some supplies to the Virgin Islands. Here I am today with the BVI Director of Tourism, Ms. Sharon Flax Brutus, who I was honored to meet with last night and today on Virgin Gorda (@britishvirginis). Mrs. Brutus and other wonderful Virgin Islanders have helped me understand their experiences and current needs. Thank you to everyone who make this possible. We have raised aid and money for BVI and USVI communities, which I am happy to be part of. The islands continue to need our support and our tourism dollars. Starlight is exploring the best ways for us to help. More to come!! #irmarelief#sailstarlight#bvi#virginislands#volunteer#bvistrong#vistrong#virgingorda#charity#volunteertravel#aid
Big Love to all the caring, generous folks who turned out and opened their hearts Thursday night for our Green Parrot "Coast is Clear" lower keys hurricane relief benefit. Truly an inspirational night of giving.
Over three thousand dollars were raised for Lower Keys Hurricane Relief for the Vineyard Community Church on Big Pine Key to help Pastor Steve continue the remarkable, selfless relief effort based out of his Big Pine Key church.
There is no way to overestimate what he has achieved by continuing to providing essential leadership, guidance, tools, sustenance and above all, inspiration, to the multitudes of high-minded volunteers who arrived, post-Irma, simply looking for some way they could help.
We want to thank Billy Kearns of Coast Projects for his efforts pulling this together, Coley Faircloth and Carly Shabo, who always seem to bring out the best in people, for coordinating all the night's donations at The Parrot, and of course local musicians Patrick and The Swayzees, and Skank, for supplying the soundtrack for a night we will never forget.
Also a big shout-out to G Love for his surprise late-night sit-in with Cayman Smith-Martin and Skank. Garrett is an incredibly talented yet unassuming performer with a huge heart and zero-ego who came down all the way from Philadelphia with no other intention than to spread some love and to help those out those in need.
Of all the events, shows, ceremonies and celebrations I have witnessed here over the years I can't think of one that we were more proud to be a part of, or one that better display ed the soul and spirit of giving of our fellow Key Westers.
#coastisclear#greenparrotbar#irmarelief#keywest#phillyglove @phillyglove#hurricaneirma#bigpinekey#floridakeys#keywestpeople#onehumanfamily#patrickandtheswayzees#skank @coast
Tonight's the night! our Green Parrot/"Coast is Clear" Lower Keys Hurricane Relief benefit, beginning at 9:00 p.m.
We invite you to come and punch your own ticket depending on whatever joy you think this past 20 years or so of free music is worth, think about what years of "no cover, no minimum no wonder" has brought you, and whatever you can afford, any donation is appreciated. 100% of all donations will go to the Vineyard Community Church on Big Pine Key who have been such a compassionate and effective conduit for relief efforts every day since Irma's landfall
Get ready for for a great night of music with Patrick and The Swayzees, at 9:00 and Skank at 11:00, plus some very special guests generously supplied by Coast Projects.
So the "Coast is Clear", time to give a little back to those neighbors most in need, especially those with families, and holidays fast approaching, and we truly believe you will you will leave much richer than you arrived. .#coastisclear#greenparrotbar#irmarelief#keywest#vineyardcommunitychurch
Ending Thanksgiving Day with a heart full of gratitude for each of our donors who have so generously supported our cause. $759,781 and counting!! We are so blessed & couldn’t have done this without you!!! Thank you for making #anguillastronger . (Swipe for full list. 📷@blshanholtz #sunset at #barnesbay ) 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️
This being Thanksgiving Eve it seems appropriate to reflect on things we feel grateful for and to also look a bit deeper, and ask how we can share what is is we feel fortunate to have been given this season, no matter how small.
This was a brutal storm season leaving thousands still without basic services and others still digging out after rains of biblical proportions left them devastated.
For us in Key West, we don't have to look far to see how fortunate we are. Just look 20 miles or so up the road to find families still reeling from Irma's landfall,
So with all this in mind, we here at The Green Parrot along with with Coast Projects looked closely at what we have been given, and looked to see just how we can share it, and try to add some balm to the suffering of some of our less fortunate neighbors.
Knowing that music can be a healer as well as a unifier, we are asking our patrons to try to remember, for just one night, how much wonderful music they have heard on our little corner in the past months, years, for some even decades, all for free. Never a cover, all for the price of a beer.
So next Thursday, November 30th, we are asking to our patrons open their hearts and come to our "Coast is Clear" benefit, beginning at 9:00 p.m.
We invite you to come and punch your own ticket depending on whatever joy you think this past 20 years or so of free music is worth, think about what years of "no cover, no minimum no wonder" has brought you, and whatever you can afford, any donation is appreciated
Get ready for for a great night of music with Patrick and The Swayzees, at 9:00 and Skank at 11:00, plus some very special guests generously supplied by Coast Projects.
So the "Coast is Clear", time to give a little back to those neighbors most in need, especially those with families, and holidays fast approaching, and we truly believe you will you will leave much richer than you arrived.
100% of all donations will go to the Vineyard Community Church on Big Pine Key who have been such a compassionate and effective conduit for relief efforts every day since Irma's landfall.#coastisclear#greenparrotbar#irmarelief#keywest#vineyardcommunitychurch
We love to see @belmondcapjuluca ‘s General Manager @tiagomsarmento alongside the @anguillastronger team distributing donated goods to the community of Anguilla. How to help this holiday season - visit the donation Link @belmondcapjuluca #anguillastronger
***Up to $50,000 for the USVI Schools*** I am forming a fitness and nutrition accountability group that will start in December, centered around a brand new program designed specifically to help FAMILIES discover the fun of fitness and nutrition together. Every exercise requires a PARTNER, so it’s perfect for: 💪🏻parents and kids (put down those screens!)
💪🏻spouses and partners
The truly exciting part is that the more people who join this group, the greater chance there is for us to make a substantial donation to the schools in the US Virgin Islands.
For every new customer who joins the accountability group this month, I will personally donate $25 to your child’s school (or another school of your choosing). In addition to these personal contributions, my company will be making 8 donations totalling $180,000 (2x $50,000, 2x $25,000, 2x $10,000 and 2x $5,000) to select schools. I have selected the USVI schools as the recipient of any corporate donations, but in order to make that happen, I need your help.
Please share this far and wide! Share in your school communities, with the PTA, with the principals and gym teachers, and the coaches in your town.
If you’re ready to make it happen and join us in December, PM or email me directly at email@example.com for all the details on how to get started. Thank you so much for your help! 🙏🏻❤️🌱💪🏻
Here is a thank you note that we received from Pastor @matthewwkeller of @nextlevelswfl in Fort Myers, Florida. Because of your generosity, we played a part in enabling their church to bring relief to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and hundreds coming to Christ! Thank you!!! #oneChurch#ServeAllLoveAll#IrmaRelief
@lifechurchbuffalo, I just wanted to share with you a thank you note that I received from Pastor @matthewwkeller of @nextlevelswfl in Fort Myers, Florida. Because of your generosity, we played a part in enabling their church to bring relief to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and hundreds coming to Christ! Thank you!!! #oneChurch#ServeAllLoveAll#IrmaRelief
Tomorrow is a day I’ve been dreading but I’m so excited for you to get to experience doing what you love in the Virgin Islands. You make me so proud to call you mine. I love you Jack Battle❤️ #mylineman#irmarelief#cityoftallahasseeutilities
"I am an AmeriCorps member and I will GET. THINGS. DONE."
To the 400+ @americorpsnccc and FEMA Corps members who wrapped up their terms of service this week: You've set the bar high. Congratulations and THANK YOU for your service!
These teams gave it their all on projects across the country, including crucial response and relief efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Check out photos from this week's graduation in Texas. 📸Photos by Lia Epps. @liaeppsphotography
More essential supplies arrived at the @anguillastronger Relief Center yesterday. The team will be busy distributing them this week. #anguillastronger#givingbackfeelsgood#irmarelief#regram @belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @zemibeachhouse @belmond @aubergeresorts @tide.detergent
More essential supplies arrived at @anguillastronger Relief Center yesterday. Our Team will be busy distributing them this week. 🙏🏼 #anguillastronger#givingbackfeelsgood#irmarelief
@belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @zemibeachhouse @fsanguilla @belmond @aubergeresorts @tide.detergent