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HURRICANE RELIEF 2018
As hurricanes begin to affect regions of the United States, Mercury One is ready to take action to assist the communities that are affected by hurricane damage. When disaster strikes, Mercury One and its partners are always the first on the ground, helping those affected, and the last to leave after cleanup and recovery has begun. We are unable to continue to provide our disaster relief efforts without the support of our generous donors.
When you support Mercury One, you allow us to respond quickly to any crisis that faces our country. To support future disaster relief efforts, donate directly to the Mercury One disaster relief. By donating to Mercury One you allow us to use donations exactly where they are needed the most. When you donate directly to the disaster relief fund, 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 the disaster relief fund.
A week after Hurricane Michael’s destructive landfall, residents of the Florida Panhandle have received a bit of good news. Authorities announced Monday morning that residents could begin to return home this week. Many residents — especially those living in the Panhandle and Mexico Beach, where the storm hit the hardest — have been patiently waiting to return home and asses the damage.
Michael, one of the largest and strongest storms to hit the Panhandle in recent years, quickly approached the coast and made landfall in a matter of days. This fast-moving storm was accompanied by high winds of up to 150 mph and catastrophic flooding from rain and storm surge. As the storm raged farther inland into the states of Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, residents found themselves stranded in their communities without power or access to recovery vehicles. Authorities have continued to look for residents that remain unaccounted for. As of Wednesday morning, only a few still remain missing as the death toll grows to at least 32. Authorities are still finding bodies as they continue to sort through debris and as the water recedes.
Hurricane Michael has left nothing but devastation in its path. Parts of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia have a long road ahead of them as they start relief efforts. Rebuilding these communities will takes months, if not years. Mercury One asks for your continued support as we and our partners help to rebuild these affected communities.
When disaster strikes, Mercury One and its partners are the first ones on the ground helping those affected and the last ones to leave. We are unable to provide disaster relief without the support of generous donors like you. Thanks to your support so far, Mercury One has been able to work with our partners like Somebody Cares, Operation BBQ Relief, Team Rubicon, CitiIMPACT and Operation Blessing in relief efforts following the hurricane. The work that needs to be done is far from over. We need your continued support to help those affected by Michael.
By donating to Mercury One, you allow us to use donations exactly where they are needed most. When you donate directly to the disaster relief fund, 100% of the money raised goes to that effort. Please support Mercury One as it supports others in our community and across our nation. To donate, please click here or click on the donate button below.
Somebody Cares has set up a pod and hot meal station in Panama City Beach and is serving about 2,00 hot meals a day. Somebody Cares has partners throughout Georgia that will they will connect with if devastation continues farther inland. One of the partner churches is housing and feeding 100+ temporary construction workers brought in from around the country to help with cleanup efforts. There are currently no hotel rooms available for workers. Many workers and volunteers have started sleeping in their cars. The church is setting up camping showers for the workers and feeding them after their 12 to 18-hour shifts. Donate to Somebody Cares here.
In preparation for Hurricane Michael, Team Rubicon began moving a lot of our gear around, first to make sure volunteers are safe in North Carolina with potentially heavy rain coming down, but also to make sure Team Rubicon can respond where needs are with Michael. Due to the timing of Florence to Michael and FEMA having a hold on major supplies, Team Rubicon is in need of purchasing Tyvek Suits and N95 Masks with valves. Both items are used on flood operations to protect our volunteers. Donate to Team Rubicon here.
Operation BBQ Relief
Operation BBQ Relief is on the ground serving hot meals to first responders and hurricane victims in Panama City, FL, and Tallahassee, FL. Today (Wednesday, October 17) Operation BBQ is projected to serve over 53,000 meals. Operation BBQ Relief will go through a truckload of #10 canned veggies every 3 days while serving meals to victims of Hurricane Michael. The coast of a truckload of #10 cans of veggies is $21,000. Your donations matter and help to feed victims of Michael. Donate to Operation BBQ here.
CitiIMPACT has set up a staging area in Mariana, FL and has sites in Tallahassee, Blountstown, Chipley and Wakulla. CitiIMPACT is working their way into the hardest hit areas like Mexico Beach and Panama City and deploying volunteers and partnering with local churches for relief efforts. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.
Operation Blessing has set up a base at the Lighthouse Church in Panama City, FL. Mobile Kitchens have been set up that will be capable of serving 1,000 hot meals a day. Operation Blessing also has construction trailers loaded with tools and emergency supplies as well as 2 box trucks full of emergency relief supplies. A mobile command center has been set up at the Lighthouse Church while relief efforts take place. Today, October 17, The Lighthouse Church is loading 6 trucks with trailers to distribute supplies into the hardest hit areas. Yesterday, Operation Blessing engage 154 volunteers and served 1,030 hot meals. Donate to Operation Blessings here.
Mercury One Non-Cash Donations
Mercury One’s offices are located in Dallas, Texas and are unable to accept physical donations. If you have a donation of supplies, materials, or space, please fill out the form below and we will share these offers with our partners on the ground. If our partners are able to utilize your offer, they will contact you directly. If you’ve been affected by the storm call 972-499-4747 and we will do our best to connect your need with one of our partners.
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.