Mercury One has always been committed to helping those in their time of need.
As Hurricane Matthew quickly approached the United States in October of 2016 it left a path of destruction for communities along the east coast. Hurricane Matthew spent it’s first few days as a Category 4 storm, grazing the east coast before it downgraded to a category 1 and making landfall in McClellanville, SC. In the states of Florida, beaches from Daytona to Myrtle saw surges that ranged from 1 to 9 feet. After the water began to recede from these areas, downed trees and powers lines left 1.6 million people without power.
Mercury One was on the ground right away with our partners to help those devastated from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. We moved into place in Jacksonville, Florida to provide truckloads of water and meals for over 30,000 people and first responders. After helping with relief efforts in Jacksonville, Mercury One continued to assist those in parts of Georgia and the Carolinas providing similar materials to those affected by Matthew. Thank you to our partners for helping Mercury One supply and deliver goods need by Hurricane Matthew victims.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors Mercury One was able to effectively help those affected by Hurrican Matthew. Thank you for your continued support of Mercury One and our disaster reliefs efforts.
Check out news updates from Hurrican Matthew below:
News Update - 10/6/16
Hurricane Matthew is quickly approaching the United States and has left a path of destruction in both Haiti and Cuba already.
As of today (Oct. 6), Hurricane Matthew is projected to be a Category 4 or 5 storm by the time it reaches Florida. It is expected to make landfall today and make its way up the east coast from there, losing steam as it goes, possibly being knocked down to a Category 2 or 3 by the time it hits North Carolina.
On top of being the most powerful Atlantic storm in over 10 years, National Hurricane Experts fear that its trajectory could end up being even more catastrophic than immediately predicted; it has the potential to meet up with another unnamed tropical storm just outside the Outer Banks and get pushed back towards land somewhere in between Orlando, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, which would lead to catastrophic flooding.
Mercury One is working with multiple partners on the ground to get ahead of the needs that so many people will face after Matthew hits. In the aftermath of this historic storm, we and our dedicated partners will be at the ready with a hot meal and distribution centers.
Please consider donating today – this storm will certainly devastate millions.
News Update - 10/8/16
Hurricane Matthew spent a few days as a Category 4 ‘grazing’ the East Coast before it downgraded to a Category 1 making landfall in McClellanville, SC, 30 miles northeast of Charleston. Surges ranged from 1 to 9 feet from Daytona Beach, Florida to Myrtle Beach, SC. The concerns now, as the water recedes in the areas between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, were the downed trees, power lines and the fact that 1.6 million people remained without power. A large section of I-95 in South Carolina remained closed due to flooding and downed trees. We are far from done with what Matthew will bring to North Carolina & Virginia.
Mercury One worked with our disaster relief partners who moved into place in Jacksonville, FL to provide truckloads of bottled water, meals for 30,000 people, personal care necessities, chainsaws and safety gear for those who partook in tree removal. As we received the ‘okay’ to move into Georgia and the Carolinas, we continued to provide funding for similar needs for those affected in those areas.
Our prayers are that most heeded the warnings and evacuated. When they returned to assess the damages to their properties, we were there with our partners to meet their needs.
We thank you for your continued support. You allowed us to assist in such a huge way in times of crisis. When Mercury One funds these operations utilizing your donated dollars, we make sure we partner with organizations that maximize those dollars. JD Smith with Citi Impact, an M1 partner, had this to say about how he optimizes the funds he receives:
“When we match volunteerism, gift in kind, & funding for just our meals we get at least a 10:1 ratio footprint to cash. Honestly our entire footprint ratio on Relief ops is even so high people wouldn’t believe it. Examples: We just sent 2 containers to Haiti for $20,000 with a value of $1 Million.”
In many respects, what costs Mercury One $1,000 can translate into $10,000 due to how well the funds are utilized. Your donations are valuable to us and we ensure those dollars are stretched to make the greatest impact. 100% of the dollars donated are allocated to the intended cause.
Thank you for your continued loyalty.
How can you help Mercury One’s disaster relief efforts?
By donating to Mercury One’s Humanitarian Fund, you help us provide humanitarian aid and relief in the areas of veteran support, natural disasters, Israeli humanitarian initiatives, human trafficking, and domestic abuse.
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