Mercury One is truly in need of your support at this desperate time.
Mercury One is focusing on immediate Rescue and Humanitarian Aid with Hurricane Irma while continuing to focus on Recovery and Rebuilding Efforts in Texas
Hurricane Harvey – The Details
Saturday, August 26, Hurricane Harvey arrived in Texas as a strong Category 4 storm and has left a path of devastation. Harvey has since been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but that means that severe rain is continuing to fall. Houston alone has been hit with 20 trillion gallons of rain after Harvey came ashore. $97 Billion is estimated in destruction alone and over 32,000 people are in shelters across Texas. Please pray for those who are being impacted by this ongoing storm.
Hurricane Irma – The Details
Sunday, September 10, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida coast after battering the Caribbean. In the early hours of the morning, Irma hit as a Category 4 storm and has been wreaking havoc ever since. Irma is the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic basin ever recorded outside the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Over 6,300,000 people have been ordered to evacuate Florida – potentially the biggest evacuation ever recorded. 22 people have been killed and as restoration begins, this number could rise. Electricity is expected to be out for a week or more in cities like Tampa, St. Petersburg, and down the coast.
When you support Mercury One, you are allowing us to respond quickly to any crisis that faces our country. To support the current disaster relief efforts, go directly to the Hurricane Harvey page. When you donate to a specific campaign like Hurricane Harvey, 100% of the money raised goes to that effort – not a penny goes to administrative overhead. However, if you would like to help us continue to keep this promise, please donate to Mercury One as a whole.
Mercury One continues their work with the 6 core disaster partners. Many are still entrenched in the recovery and rebuilding efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey, but are also staging and preparing to respond to Hurricane Irma as soon as it is safe to enter those areas.
Mercury One on the Ground – Hurricane Harvey
Last week, Glenn Beck, The Morning Blaze and Mercury One, along with the help of Kaya Jones and Joy Villa, went to Houston and the Texas Coast to lend a hand and help those in the affected areas. All met with Mercury One funded Disaster Partners and other non-profits who have been directly assisting those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flood that has followed. Mercury One would like to thank the audience for their support – some have given financially, others have organized donation drives, and others have uplifted their community through prayer and support. Thank you!
Mercury One Supports Relief Efforts – Hurricane Irma
Mercury One’s disaster partners have all been watching Hurricane Irma closely. They are all staging and preparing to rush in to provide aid as soon as it is possible. Mercury One has pre-funded some operations and will continue to provide assistance as the needs are assessed. When you give to support Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts, your funding will support those in need 100%. Our disaster partners have agreed that all funding through Mercury One will go towards direct aid. Click below to support Hurricane Irma.
Disaster Relief Partners
Operation BBQ served their last meals in Houston on Friday, September 8th and over the weekend, served their last meal in Victoria. In all over 11 Days, the volunteer BBQ teams provided 371,760 hot BBQ meals. This was over 160,000 pounds of pork and more than 19,000 #10 cans of vegetables. Donate to Operation BBQ here.
Team Rubicon has deployed 330 volunteers in Texas since Harvey made landfall in support of ongoing hurricane relief efforts with debris removal, damage assessments, muck outs, expedient home repair and chainsaw operations. Collectively, strike teams on the ground have conducted 5,000 damage assessments and completed 55 work orders. They are expecting to mobilize 2,000 volunteers to Texas over the next six weeks. Donate to Team Rubicon here.
CitiIMPACT has deployed or queued up to go over $4,000,000 worth of Relief Aid products. We are pleased to report that they have touched 100,000+ families with our partner outreaches & distributions. They have distributed over 500,000 hot and pre-packaged meals. They are preparing 10 semis of relief supplies, 5 to Texas and 5 to Florida – the trucks include things like cleaning, hygiene, water, tools, masks, water filters, nonperishables, bleach, etc. They are currently staging in Palm Beach Gardens, Bradenton, and Miami. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.
Somebody Cares provided tens of thousands hot meals per day in Rockport, Friendswood, and other locations around Houston and Victoria. They brought in and distributed truckloads of supplies and assisted churches with sheltering evacuees as well as supported volunteer teams in clean-up efforts. Donate to Somebody Cares here.
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The Provisions Project
The Provisions Project is moving several truckloads of goods to Beaumont, TX, including needed items for debris removal and mold remediation. There are still much-needed supplies for towns along the TX/LA border and they plan to continue to assist in these areas. Once the waters recede, The Provisions Project and their partners will be ready to muck and gut and clear debris. Donate to The Provisions Project here.
Disaster Relief Partners
Team Rubicon is monitoring the impacts of Hurricane Irma and identifying key personnel to support domestic and international requests for assistance. Mobilizing started on Tuesday morning and look to set-up operations in Miami, Jacksonville, Naples/Fort Myers and also around the Orlando Area. They have pre-staged critical equipment to support water operations, damage assessment, debris management, and expedient home repair. Donate to Team Rubicon here.
CitiIMPACT started providing relief on Monday and is sending 14 more semis to areas that were hit hard in Florida. They are working on reconstruction for all 12 sites they’re working with for damages, power outages and family needs. Over $10 million worth of supplies and volunteers are in place to go into the affected areas as soon as it is safe to begin the process of relief and rescue. Relief aid trucks are varied per load but include cleaning, hygiene, water, other drinks, tools, masks, water filters, nonperishable food and more. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.
Somebody Cares has started responding along the gulf coasr of Florida in destroyed communities while assessments of the Southern parts of Florida continue to come in. A chapter in Tampa Bay will begin serving meals in low-income communities where there is no electricity and stores are closed. In St. Augustine and St. Johns County, they have mobilized cleaning supplies for those who didn’t have flood insurance and bedding for those who can’t return home for a while. Donate to Somebody Cares here.
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The Provisions Project
The Provisions Project, is planning to send close to $500,000 of needs related to medical and personal care by the truckload. Teams are assessing the situation in Florida and responding to Coastal Georgia and South Carolina and are awaiting a list of needs from municipalities. In addition to Florida, they will serve the areas of Savannah and Charleston. Donate to The Provisions Project here.
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