The Urban League of Broward County held a Restore954 event at Dillard High School Sept. 16 to help people affected by Irma.


Staff Report

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – On Tuesday, the Urban League of Broward County announced that it would suspended planning for the 2017 Agents of the Future Red Gala.

In a release, the organization said, “The impact of Hurricane Irma will shift our focus in the coming days to community response, recovery, and relief.”

The Urban League said it came to the decision after “careful consideration,” and would redirect sponsorship dollars budgeted for the event toward providing relief for families.

After thanking their supporters in advance for their understanding, the organization said its existing service model has enhanced programming to address the immediate and ongoing needs of children and families.

The Urban League of Broward said its effort, entitled “Restore954: Response, Recovery, Relief” includes the following:

Response: It will host several events connecting community members to essential resources.

Recovery: It will offer the Community Empowerment Center as a convening space for families to apply for disaster relief assistance such as FEMA applications, small business loan applications and other gap assistance.

Relief: It will offer assistance to Urban League clients through the Center for Working Families, which connects individuals and families to financial education, employment services and public benefits screening.

Read more about the local Urban League’s relief efforts and how you can help by visiting