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Mercury One has always been committed to helping those in their time of need.

HURRICANE RELIEF

In 2017 three devastating hurricanes hit areas of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. Mercury One could not stand idly by while people in these communities were affected by severe flooding and loss of power.

Mercury One worked with our 6 core disaster relief partners with rebuilding efforts associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. When disaster strikes, Mercury One will be the first on the ground ready to assist those affected.

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 a campaign such as disaster relief, 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 Mercury One as a whole.

Hurricane Harvey – The Details

Saturday, August 26, Hurricane Harvey arrived in Texas as a strong Category 4 storm and left a path of devastation. Harvey was downgraded to a Tropical Storm, that stalled out over the Texas Coast Region. Houston alone was been hit with over 20 trillion gallons of rain after Harvey came ashore. $97 Billion is estimated in destruction alone and people remain in shelters across Texas. Please pray for those who have been impacted by this storm.

Hurricane Irma – The Details

Sunday, September 10, Hurricane Irma hit the Florida coast after battering the Caribbean. In the early hours of the morning, Irma hit as a Category 4 storm and wreaked havoc afterward. Irma is the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic basin ever recorded outside the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Over 6,300,000 people were ordered to evacuate Florida – potentially the biggest evacuation ever recorded.

Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria whipped Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm and drenched the island with catastrophic flooding, leaving the entire country completely without power and communications in what has been called apocalyptic devastation. Maria was the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico since 1932. Authorities and our partners saw firsthand the immense devastation that left the US territory off the grid. Our partners along with Mercury One sent humanitarian aid and assistance to Puerto Rico.

If you would like to see a list of all of our disaster relief partners, please click here.

Disaster Relief Partners
Hurricane Harvey

CitiIMPACT

CitiIMPACT deployed and queued up over $4,000,000 worth of Relief Aid products. We are pleased to report that they were able to touch 100,000+ families with our partner outreaches & distributions. They had distributed over 500,000 hot and pre-packaged meals. They prepared 10 semis of relief supplies, 5 to Texas and 5 to Florida – the trucks included things like cleaning, hygiene, water, tools, masks, water filters, nonperishables, bleach, etc. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.

Gleaning for the World

Gleaning for the World had 15 more trailer loads of needed supplies to be provided to the communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Items provided in the trailers included additional water, baby products and personal care items and kits, and shipping supplies. Donate to Gleaning for the World here.

Operation BBQ

Operation BBQ served their last meals in Houston on Friday, September 8th and over the weekend, served their last meal in Victoria. In all over 11 Days, the volunteer BBQ teams provided 371,760 hot BBQ meals. This was over 160,000 pounds of pork and more than 19,000 #10 cans of vegetables. Donate to Operation BBQ here.

Somebody Cares

Somebody Cares provided tens of thousands of hot meals per day in Rockport, Friendswood, and other locations around Houston and Victoria. They brought in and distributed truckloads of supplies and assisted churches with sheltering evacuees as well as supported volunteer teams in clean-up efforts. Donate to Somebody Cares here.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon had deployed 330 volunteers in Texas since Harvey made landfall in support of ongoing hurricane relief efforts with debris removal, damage assessments, muck outs, expedient home repair and chainsaw operations. Collectively, strike teams on the ground had conducted 5,000 damage assessments and completed 55 work orders. Donate to Team Rubicon here.

The Provisions Project

The Provisions Project moved several truckloads of goods to Beaumont, TX, including needed items for debris removal and mold remediation. There was still much-needed supplies for towns along the TX/LA border and they planned to continue to assist in these areas. Once the waters receded, The Provisions Project and their partners were ready to muck and gut and clear debris. Donate to The Provisions Project here.

Disaster Relief Partners
Hurricane Irma

CitiIMPACT

CitiIMPACT started providing relief the Monday after the hurricane and sent 14 more semis to areas that were hit hard in Florida. They were hard at work on reconstruction for all 12 sites working with damages, power outages and family needs. Over $10 million worth of supplies and volunteers were in place to go into the affected areas as soon as it was safe to begin the process of relief and rescue. Relief aid trucks were varied per load but included cleaning, hygiene, water, other drinks, tools, masks, water filters, nonperishable food items and more. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.

Gleaning for the World

Gleaning for the World had set up in Jacksonville to assist those affected by flooding as Tampa Bay and Northern Miami did not require as much as anticipated. Donate to Gleaning for the World here.

Operation BBQ

Operation BBQ focused on restocking, cleaning, getting equipment, volunteers and resources ready to respond to Hurricane Irma. Once it was safe, they deployed in the state of Florida. Donate to Operation BBQ here.

Somebody Cares

Somebody Cares had started responding along the gulf coast of Florida in destroyed communities while assessments of the Southern parts of Florida continued to come in. A chapter in Tampa Bay served meals in low-income communities where there was no electricity and stores were closed. In St. Augustine and St. Johns County, they have mobilized cleaning supplies for those who didn’t have flood insurance and bedding for those who can’t return home for a while. Donate to Somebody Cares here.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon monitored the impacts of Hurricane Irma and identified key personnel to support domestic and international requests for assistance. Mobilizing started on Tuesday morning and Team Rubicon looked to set-up operations in Miami, Jacksonville, Naples/Fort Myers and also around the Orlando Area. They had the pre-staged critical equipment to support water operations, damage assessment, debris management, and expedient home repair. Donate to Team Rubicon here.

The Provisions Project

The Provisions Project planned to send close to $500,000 of needs related to medical and personal care by the truckload. Teams assisted the situation in Florida and responded to Coastal Georgia and South Carolina and were awaiting a list of needs from municipalities. In addition to Florida, they served the areas of Savannah and Charleston. Donate to The Provisions Project here.

Disaster Relief Partners
Puerto Rico

CitiIMPACT

CitiIMPACT worked with on-island faith-based organization networks to ensure that shipments of Relief Aid by air and sea were sent those impacted and that they got where they needed to be. CitiImpacy has facilitated delivery of aid and supplies via ship and cargo plane. Once on the island, supplies were being delivered by horseback into hard to reach and breached areas, as well as trucks and ATVs. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon volunteers were supporting the distribution of medical supplies and necessities in coordination with local and state authorities, conducting community needs assessments in coordination with FEMA, and providing debris removal and chainsaw operations with assistance from local volunteers. Donate to Team Rubicon here.

Somebody Cares

Somebody Cares sent aid and other supplies and were working with Puerto Ricans in their own communities to provide this support. The also provided reliable cargo transportation from the harbor to areas where aid was needed inland on the island. Donate to Somebody Cares here.

The Provisions Project

The Provisions Project sent aid supplies to remote areas on the island including water, hygiene, personal care items, generators, food, paper products, cleaning supplies, baby products, shoes and clothing.  Donate to The Provisions Project here.

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.

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.

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