Since 2006, Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM), a Keys-based grassroots watchdog organization, has been fighting to ensure that property insurance remains within the reach of ALL Florida Keys homeowners.
While the group has had some great successes to date on the state level, new challenges are always on the horizon with windstorm insurance in Tallahassee and flood insurance in Washington, D.C.
FIRM needs to bolster both its membership rolls and its coffers to continue this battle.
Membership costs you nothing, but it will show the folks in the capital that FIRM has the backing of the entire Keys community. And this is an issue for renters, as well, because they bear the cost of increased insurance rates through both their own policies and higher rents.
FIRM needs donations to defray the costs of this ongoing fight. You can donate online using a credit card here or mail checks to 422 Fleming St., Room 5, Key West, FL 33040. Call (305) 294-FIRM for more information.
The Marathon and Lower Keys Board of Realtors organized an informative fund-raising kickoff event for FIRM on July 18 in Marathon. The board is challenging local businesses to help back FIRM’s efforts. Contact the board for more information about the challenge.