Mercury One is truly in need of your support at this desperate time.
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.
Mercury One on the Ground
Earlier this 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 and our partners are still entrenched in the relief efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey, but are also staging and preparing to respond to Hurricane Irma.
Response from Mercury One and Our Partners – Updated 9/8
Our donors and supporters have always been there in times of crisis – we know that with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hitting our home state of Texas, you want to help. Mercury One will be collecting donations in response to the devastation wreaked by Mother Nature. Our partners are on the ground as we speak. We know that our donors and supporters appreciate that the money we collect can often times go much further because of our strong connection with partner organizations and our ability to use the money where it is needed the most. Below we highlight some of our partners’ responses – we are so thankful for their dedication to acting in times of crisis. Although we are fundraising for this disaster, we also invite you to donate directly to our partners if you see fit.
Operation BBQ has served over 335,000 meals in nine days. In a first for Operation BBQ, they sent 6,000 meals to Beaumont, which is underwater, via Blackhawk Helicopter. They are continuing to serve Houston and Victoria, but are looking for a way to get on the ground in Beaumont. Today, 9/8, they will start moving equipment to prepare to be in Florida. Donate to Operation BBQ here.
Team Rubicon was able to serve as a guide to Mercury One earlier this week and helped the M1 team muck out a single mom’s home and that of a Navy Veteran and his wife. Teams are going door-to-door to assess needs. As of this week, Mercury One funded Team Rubicon’s deployment of 1500 “down and dirty volunteers” to Texas to assist with muck out and rebuilding. Visit their site to become a volunteer – open to military and civilians. 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 is serving over 15,000 hot meals per day in Rockport, Friendswood, and other locations around Houston and Victoria. They are coordinating a load of bulk medical supplies coming in to meet needs of children with the ongoing need for medical supplies and are directing medical professionals and doctors to serve in church make-shift clinics. They are developing a mobile response muck-out unit for situations like the family they’re working with now, who won’t leave their home because it is outfitted to care for their son who has muscular dystrophy. They are also preparing to provide relief and aid in Florida. Donate to Somebody Cares here.
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.
The Provisions Project, through funded partners, has rescued close to 8,000 people in Winne Dickinson, Carl, Morrisville, Deweyville, Beaumont, and Port Arthur. They also have search and rescue partners on standby for Hurricane Irma. Three truckloads of supplies (nonperishables, bottled water, diapers, pet care items, personal care items, baby formula, MREs, and Gatorade) were moved to 3 separate locations in Texas on Sunday. Donate to The Provisions Project here.
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.