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DISASTER RELIEF FOR RECENT TORNADOES & FLOODING

This past weekend, there was devastating tornados here in Texas and incredible flooding in the Midwest states of Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi. You have always been so generous with your willingness to help those in both our own nation and the world to assist when crisis strikes. You were there in 2016, with Mercury One and their disaster relief partners, as they assisted people and communities affected by wildfires, flooding and tornadoes. Thank you.

We know that some of you are looking to see how you can help. Mercury One has a page on their website that they will be updating with specific information on the on where Mercury One’s disaster relief partners are and what kind of projects they are working on. These organizations have worked with Mercury One over the last several years. This year, we invite you to support them directly.

Somebody Cares America is providing hot meals and gift cards to families affected by the tornado in the Canton area.

Operation BBQ is working in the community of West Plains, MO and is planning for 2300 hot meals leading up to the weekend as they expand into other areas in need of aid. They are working on logistics to service several more counties in the southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas.

CitiImpact is working in multiple states now providing relief aid supplies and clean-up teams as communities begin the long-term process of recovery. They are continuing clean-up projects in 9 other states that were previously hit with disaster in 2017.

Gleaning for the World is beginning disaster relief in Neosho, MO where the mass evacuation of more than 17,000 people is taking place. They have received 12 inches of rain and expected to get 3-4 more inches. GFTW is shipping 10,000 bottles of water, 2,000 blankets, and buckets for people to collect their personal possessions before they leave their homes.

Team Rubicon launched two response operations in early May. The first, disaster relief for the tornados near Canton, Texas. The second, Operation Ozark Edge in response to flooding in Newton County, Missouri. They also conducted a mitigation operation in California. To prevent flooding in the area, volunteers conducted chainsaw operations to restore damming and remove dead trees damaged in the 2016 Sand Fire.

DISASTER RELIEF PARTNERS

In an effort to highlight the amazing humanitarian efforts of our disaster relief partners, we are working to close the gap between you and the organizations we have worked with for the last 5 years. Learn what makes them unique in their disaster response, why we have personally chosen these 6 organizations to partner with and how you can get involved in their initiatives…either by your generous financial contributions and/or through volunteering at their facilities or on the ground during a time of crisis

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Somebody Cares

Somebody Cares' church-based response approach enables them to provide immediate relief in the form of hot meals, non-perishable food, water, shelter, crisis counseling and/or urgently needed resources in a time of crisis.

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Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief® is a grassroots non-profit founded by bbq competitors and enthusiasts around the country who volunteer to serve hot meals to those in need after disaster strikes.

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Gleaning For The World

Gleaning for the World reached more than 7 million people in 2016 through their humanitarian relief efforts. They are consistently ranked “The Most Efficient Large Charity in America” by Forbes Magazine.

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Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is an international non-profit disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

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Citi Impact

As a catalyst of HELP and HOPE, CitiIMPACT Ministries mobilizes collaborative partnerships between local churches, groups and individuals for greater effectiveness in meeting human needs.

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Church at Addis

In August 2016, Church at Addis immediately became a receiving and distribution center for food, clothing, and cleaning supplies. Church at Addis is dedicated to serving the Greater Baton Rouge area as they recover and rebuild.

Mercury One is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 170. No goods or services were provided by Mercury One in exchange for your donation. Mercury One, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID #45-3929881. Your donation may be considered tax-deductible. Please consult with a tax attorney or an accountant for specific guidance.

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