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Mercury One is truly in need of your support at this desperate time.

Mercury One is responding to the crisis in Puerto Rico while we continue our rebuilding efforts in Texas and Florida. 

Puerto Rico has been devastated by a Category 4 hurricane. All areas remain without power and communications are extremely limited. Our partners are on the ground and are sending humanitarian aid and assistance. We need your help to assist our brothers and sisters as the flood waters recede. Help us restore the human spirit.

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, donate directly to disaster relief. This hurricane season has proven to be one of the worst in our history and shows no signs of letting up. By donating to Mercury One you allow us to use donations exactly where they are needed the most. When you donate directly to a campaign such as disaster relief, 100% of the money raised goes to that effort – not a penny goes to administrative overhead. However, if you’d like to help us to continue to keep that promise and continue to respond quickly, please donate to Mercury One as a whole.

Hurricane Harvey – The Details

Saturday, August 26, Hurricane Harvey arrived in Texas as a strong Category 4 storm and left a path of devastation. Harvey was downgraded to a Tropical Storm, that stalled out over the Texas Coast Region. Houston alone was been hit with over 20 trillion gallons of rain after Harvey came ashore. $97 Billion is estimated in destruction alone and people remain in shelters across Texas. Please pray for those who have been impacted by this 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 wreaked havoc afterward. 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 were ordered to evacuate Florida – potentially the biggest evacuation ever recorded. Electricity is still out in some areas.

Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

On September 20, Hurricane Maria whipped Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm and drenched the island with catastrophic flooding, leaving the entire country completely without power and communications in what has been called apocalyptic devastation. Maria is the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico since 1932. Authorities and our partners are starting to see firsthand the immense devastation that left the US territory off the grid. Our partners are sending humanitarian aid and assistance. We need your help.

Mercury One continues their work with the 6 core disaster partners.  Many are still entrenched in the recovery and rebuilding efforts associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and will continue to be prepared for what may hit next. (Fingers crossed…no more hurricanes!)

If you would like to see a list of all of our disaster relief partners, please click here.

Disaster Relief Partners
Hurricane Harvey

CitiIMPACT

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.

Gleaning for the World

Gleaning for the World has 15 more trailer loads ready to go this week and are already restocking for Irma. In transit now includes: additional water, baby products and personal care items and kits, and shipping supplies. Donate to Gleaning for the World here.

Operation BBQ

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.

Somebody Cares

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.

Team Rubicon

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.

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
Hurricane Irma

CitiIMPACT

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.

Gleaning for the World

Gleaning for the World has set up in Jacksonville to assist those affected by flooding as Tampa Bay and Northern Miami do not require as much as anticipated. Donate to Gleaning for the World here.

Operation BBQ

Operation BBQ is now restocking, cleaning, and getting equipment, volunteers and resources ready to respond to Hurricane Irma. Once it is safe, they will deploy in the state of Florida. Donate to Operation BBQ here.

Somebody Cares

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.

Team Rubicon

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.

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.

Disaster Relief Partners
Puerto Rico

CitiIMPACT

CitiIMPACT is working with on-island faith-based organization networks to ensure that shipments of Relief Aid by air and sea to those impacted are getting where they need to be. CitiImpacy has facilitated delivery of aid and supplies via ship and cargo plane. Once on the island, in some cases supplies are actually being delivered by horseback into hard to reach and breach areas, as well as trucks and ATVs. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon volunteers are supporting the distribution of medical supplies and necessities in coordination with local and state authorities, conducting community needs assessments in coordination with FEMA, and providing debris removal and chainsaw operations with assistance from local volunteers. Donate to Team Rubicon here.

Somebody Cares

Somebody Cares is sending aid and other supplies and are working with Puerto Ricans in their own communities to provide this support. Also looking to provide reliable cargo transportation from the harbor to areas where aid is needed inland on the island. Donate to Somebody Cares here.

The Provisions Project

The Provisions Project are sending aid supplies to remote areas on the island including water, hygiene and personal care items, generators, food, paper products, cleaning supplies, baby products, shoes and clothing.  Donate to The Provisions Project here.

*Our fund-raising appeals clearly identify the purpose and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they were raised. Our Board has directed that all contributions designated for specific projects shall be applied to those projects and all administrative costs to come from the Mercury One General Fund. However, in exceptional circumstances where the designated purposes have been completed, or are no longer feasible, or we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project, the Board may redirect such gifts to other appropriate projects, retaining to the extent deemed feasible, the basic original purpose of the designation.

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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