BIG BENEFIT – $40,000 raised for Bahamas - A person standing in front of a boat - Car
Kylie Frey performs on stage at the Help for Hope Town benefit concert on Nov. 2 at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina in Islamorada. JIM McCARTHY/Keys Weekly

The iconic 14-acre Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina in Islamorada hosted its grand reopening with a benefit concert on Nov. 2, raising $40,000 with the local community  for hurricane recovery efforts in Hope Town. Funds went to Southeast Rescue & Relief, a nonprofit that gets donations into the hands of those in need. 

The Help for Hope Town event and grand reopening of the resort’s new Raw Bar marked the final aspect of the resort’s restoration efforts since Hurricane Irma in 2017. Musicians from across the nation rallied behind the cause, with an opportunity for locals and guests to celebrate a new chapter in the resort’s story while supporting a community whose road to recovery is still in sight.

“It requires both vision and resolve to face the recovery process after hurricane destruction, a journey we have had the fortune to see to its finish this week,” said Eddie Sipple, regional general manager of Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina. “With the excitement that comes from this remarkable time is also a humbling responsibility to serve our neighbors facing a similar journey. As we welcome our guests back to the legendary and revived Postcard Inn experience, we hope to serve as a symbol of promise that is to come for others and are truly thankful for the support that made this donation possible.”

David Lee Murphy headlined the event, with performances by The Wheeland Bros. Band and special guest Kaitlyn Weathers, the Davisson Bros. Band, Heidi Newfield and Kylie Frey, along with local musicians who contributed to the daylong festivities. Centered on the resort’s new Raw Bar, onlookers were able to enjoy the fresh seafood available on the new Raw Bar menu, while taking in perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean and Islamorada’s famous Sandbar.

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