Hurricane Relief- Erin McGovern


As most people are aware not only have we seen one hurricane, but two. Hurricane Harvey and Irma have wrecked our nation’s south east with Jose right behind it. Hurricanes leave a lot of destruction in their wake and for many people, property damage or bodily harm is a probable occurrence. Some helpful individuals volunteer and go to where the hurricanes leaves the worst impact and destruction and help out at shelters where people have been evacuated to.

You can help! You don’t have travel over numerous states to work at shelters. There are other things you can do to aid those who have been severely impacted. Ever wanted to help those affected by natural disasters in far away locations, but didn’t have the resources to aid from a remote distance? Well now you can! Most people think volunteering and going to the places that have been affected by hurricanes is the only way to help- it’s not !!! There are many different things you can do to help. One is by donating blood at American Red Cross, due to hurricane Irma there is a shortage of blood down south and this act truly makes a difference. It’s simple to find a donation location all you have to do is go onto the American Red Cross website and type in your zip code. If donating blood isn’t for you, there are other ways to help out. Another way to assist is by sending supplies to evacuation centers in Florida and distributing centers that send relief supplies to those in need. All the information for where the supplies can be mailed to, is on the American Red Cross website. So next time you go to the store, just pick up a few things to help: non perishable can goods, paper goods, ready to eat items, snacks such as granola bars or breakfast bars, cleaning supplies such as mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, and bug spray are all accepted. Toiletries and diapers are also in high demand as well. The Salvation Army is also in need of supplies such as sheets, towels,  and flashlights. Also another thing you can do to help is make a small monetary donation to organizations such as the American Red Cross as well as several charities listed below

So why wait let’s help those affected by hurricane season -today!

Harvey Relief:

https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

Humane Society:

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=23944&23944.donation=form1&s_src=ad_bing_search_nonbrand_hurricaneirma_091017

American Red Cross:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?scode=RSG00000E017&utm_campaign=Harvey&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Disaster%7CNonBrand&utm_term=hurricane%20relief&utm_content=Hurricane%20Generic&gclid=CNHcuI3Kp9YCFZqbswod3-4Nnw&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CPWDv43Kp9YCFcUDNwod1-QDzA

Salvation Army:

https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app334b?idb=968979106&df_id=28057&mfc_pref=T&28057.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=CF75F0E066D96D7E55931AF8AC018B58&cm_mmc=Google-_-Google:RedKettleDisaster:Eastern:Eastern:Eastern:Search:Text-_-HurricaneHarvey-_-Ad-text&utm_campaign=Google:RedKettleDisaster:Eastern:Eastern:Eastern:Search:Text&utm_medium=cpc&cm_mmca3=Disaster&cm_mmca2=USE&cm_mmca1=USE&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3-SO28qn1gIVFpd-Ch0Tsgu_EAAYAiAAEgJpEvD_BwE