“This is so generous and so appreciated, and it will do so much good in the community,” said Ryan Macauley, a Sister Season Fund board member.
The nonprofit has operated for more than 15 years, and in normal times helps service-industry workers who are temporarily unable to work due to illness or injury pay their rent or utility bills.
Since the coronavirus forced many businesses to close, the Fund is now providing $1,000 grants to applicants who are now out of work.
Strunk said he had a figure in mind to make a donation to a local charity, “and when I spoke with my father, he doubled the figure, so, here you go,” he said, handing over the check and accepting a bag filled with masks made by local volunteers.
“We have several locals, from Key West to Summerland Key, hand making face masks. We deliver them to businesses that request them, and often receive a donation to Sister Season Fund,” Macaulay said, adding that a donation is not required for masks.