“Mercury One will be here to help where we are needed most. We will keep you and your families in our prayers. Mercury One will remain steadfast to our mission – to restore the human spirit. We deeply care about you and your families and we will walk this journey along side you. We are stronger together.” – Suzanne Grishman, Mercury One Executive Director

Recent responses: How Mercury One is making an impact locally and helping our neighbor states

Mercury One continues to work with partners on the ground to restore the human spirit throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Here are a few ways your support is helping us make a difference. Stay tuned for more updates!

Helping victims of domestic violence

It is heartbreaking to hear that rates of domestic violence and suicide are increasing during shelter-in-place orders.

We’ve jumped into action to provide food and supply boxes in partnership with the Irving, TX police department to be delivered to families in need after a parent is removed from the home.

Providing supplies to hospitals and organizations

We’ve also:

Supporting our partners’ front-line responses

We have provided more than $80,000 to support our partners in a wide range of COVID-19 relief efforts.

Team Rubicon:

Operation Blessing:

Operation BBQ Relief:

As of 4/20:

Freedom Shield:

To help us continue to make an impact on the COVID-19 crisis in our nation, consider donating to our disaster relief efforts.

Information on COVID-19

What is the Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that was first detected in the Wuhan Province of China. Since January 2020, it has spread to dozens of countries throughout the world.

As of this past weekend, many federal and local governments have declared states of emergency to channel resources into fighting the disease.

What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to the flu. They usually begin 2-14 days after exposure and include:

Many patients will be able to recover from Coronavirus on their own, but some populations are at an increased risk of complications that might require hospitalization. These include:

How is the Coronavirus spread?

Since Coronavirus is a new disease, we are still learning about how it is spread. The CDC believes it is primarily spread through person-to-person contact:

It can also be spread through contact with surfaces. For example: If an infected person coughs onto a door handle, and someone else touches that door handle, there is a chance they can contract the virus as well.

What can you do to slow the spread of the Coronavirus?

The best thing we can all do to slow the spread of the Coronavirus is follow the guidelines given by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and our governments.

The most recent recommendations include:

More information is constantly being released as research continues into the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website to learn more about new developments and information regarding COVID-19.

What can you do to help your neighbors in need?

This is a trying time for many families. As we follow the most recent developments of Coronavirus throughout our nation and world, there are a few things you can do to help those in need:

How is Mercury One responding?

Although we are facing a worldwide pandemic, Mercury One is still committed to our mission of restoring the human spirit around the world. We want you to know that we have partners on the ground in communities across the country working closely with government and medical professionals to do everything we can to bring aid to those who need it.

Our Mercury One team will continue to inform you in the coming days and weeks on how our partners are helping. In addition to working with our partners to take action, we are also coming together in prayer.

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