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HURRICANE RELIEF 2018
In 2018, two devastating hurricanes hit areas of the East Coast, including the Carolinas and the Florida Panhandle. 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 six core disaster relief partners following the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Hurricane Michael in Florida. When disaster strikes, Mercury One will be the first on the ground, ready to assist those affected.
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The Carolinas and Virginia were left devastated after Hurricane Florence struck the East Coast in early September. What started as a grueling hurricane and was later downgraded to a tropical storm caused catastrophic damage. Forty inches of water from rain and storm surge led to massive flooding, mandatory evacuations, and nearly $16.7 billion in damage. The storm also took the lives of 48 people in North Carolina and Virginia alone.
Mercury One did everything in our power to support those in affected areas following the storm. We’d like to thank our incredible supporters who donated to our relief efforts — your generosity helped more than you know.
Known as the third most intense hurricane to make landfall along the Atlantic, Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Florida Panhandle, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia within a matter of one week. This fast-moving storm was accompanied by high winds of close to 150 mph and catastrophic flooding from rain and storm surge. As the storm raged farther inland into the states of Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, residents found themselves stranded in their communities without power or access to recovery vehicles. Damages have been assessed at more than $8.1 billion, and the storm also took the lives of 45 people. We want to thank our incredible supporters who have donated to help our relief efforts, which allows us, along with our partners, to help those in need in affected areas.
Team Rubicon prepared for Hurricane Florence by pre-staging equipment and personnel outside of the areas that were predicted to see the worst of the storm damage. Once Florence made landfall across the Carolinas and Virginia, Team Rubicon deployed their teams of more than 700 volunteers into the disaster areas to assess the needs of the communities devastated by Florence. After the storm passed, Team Rubicon stayed to help with the removal of trees and debris and to assist with the rebuilding process. Donate to Team Rubicon here.
Operation BBQ Relief
Operation BBQ Relief provides meals to displaced residents and first responders during times of natural disaster. Following the hurricanes that ripped through the East Coast, Operation BBQ Relief set up shop in Charlotte, NC, where they served more than 35,000 hot meals a day to support the community. Donate to Operation BBQ Relief here.
Somebody Cares was on the ground in Wilmington, North Carolina to assist with relief efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Somebody Cares and their volunteers assisted in serving hot meals and finding housing for displaced residents and first responders in Wilmington and the surrounding areas. Staging areas were set up in New Bern and Red Springs with equipment for mobile kitchens and cleanup relief to serve the communities affected. Donate to Somebody Cares here.
CitiIMPACT was stationed throughout several locations in the affected areas of the Carolinas during the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. CitiIMPACT served more than 50,000 meals across the disaster zones, while CitiIMPACT chaplains provided spiritual and emotional care to hundreds of people affected by Florence. Once needs were assessed, CitiIMPACT continued to send and distribute supplies to affected areas. Donate to CitiIMPACT here.
The Provisions Project
The Provisions Project worked with more than 65 Cajun Navy volunteers to rescue those stranded by Hurricane Florence. Working with local churches, The Provisions Project also sent volunteers and resources to Myrtle Beach to assist hurricane survivors with cleanup efforts. Donate to the Provisions Project here.
Operation BBQ Relief
This fall, Operation BBQ Relief was on the ground serving hot meals to first responders and hurricane victims in Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida. As of Wednesday, October 17, Operation BBQ had served more than 53,000 meals. While serving meals to those affected by Hurricane Michael, Operation BBQ Relief went through a truckload of canned veggies every 3 days, which cost roughly $21,000. Your donations helped to feed victims of Hurricane Michael. Donate to Operation BBQ here.
Somebody Cares set up a hot meal station in Panama City Beach and served approximately 2,000 meals a day following hurricane damage in Florida and Georgia. The organization also partnered with churches farther inland who worked to house and feed more than 100 construction workers brought in from around the country to help with cleanup efforts. Donate to Somebody Cares here.
Operation Blessing set up a base at the Lighthouse Church in Panama City, Florida and served more than 1,000 hot meals to those in need following hurricane damage in the area. The organization also gathered emergency relief supplies and loaded six trucks with trailers to distribute supplies to areas that were hit the hardest. Donate to Operation Blessings here.
Mercury One Non-Cash Donations
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept physical donations. If you have a donation of supplies, materials, or space, please fill out the form below and we will share these offers with our partners on the ground. If our partners are able to utilize your offer, they will contact you directly. If you’ve been affected by the storm, call 972-499-4747 and we will do our best to connect your need with one of our partners.
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.