I was recently asked, “What is the Lone Palm Foundation?” The first thing that quickly rolled off my tongue was “Parrot Heads helping Parrot Heads.” I know a more appropriate answer may have been, “The Lone Palm Foundation is the charitable arm of Parrot Heads in Paradise (PHIP), Inc. and we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to further the commitment of Parrot Heads worldwide,” but the reality is we are Parrot Heads helping Parrot Heads.
Our main focus of providing financial assistance to Parrot Heads in times of natural disaster couldn’t be furthered without the help of the Parrot Head nation, or world. In 2017 we banded together as a phlock to assist in the clean up and recovery of Harvey, Irma and Maria through volunteerism, as well as financial and emotional assistance. Kristin McFadden’s ingenious blue t-shirt best describes 2017: “Parrot Head Strong – We Will Rebuild”. The foundation would like to thank everyone who donated on behalf of our efforts in 2017.
According to the NOAA.gov website, forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season for 2018. As we all know, trying to reason with hurricane season is like trying to win the lottery… odds are usually not in our favor. Instead of those lottery tickets, consider donating to LPF this storm season.
In the chance a hurricane hits land fall, a tornado touches down or flooding occurs and any of our current PHIP, Inc. PARROT HEADS are victims of a natural disaster, information and applications for the Parrot Head Emergency PHUND are available on the Parrot Head Emergency Phund Guidelines on the Lone Palm Foundation website.
Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3rd and attend the Lone Palm Foundation LIVE Auction immediately following the PHIP, Inc.. general meeting at the Casa Marina in Key West, FL. We will have autographed memorabilia from Mr. Buffett and much more. Get there early to reserve your bidding number! As always, proceeds will benefit the Parrot Head Emergency PHUND.