Mercury One has always been committed to helping those in their time of need.
In 2017 a series of tornadoes broke out across the southeast states of Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Over 39 tornadoes were reporting causing damages to homes and even causing the lives of 19 to be taken. Mercury One could not sit idly by while these storms were destroying communities across the southeast. With the help of our partners and our supporters, Mercury One was able to donate and assist cleanup efforts on the ground.
Working with our partners CitiImpact and Gleaning for the World, Mercury One was able to work with local churches in the affected areas by sending supplies and truckloads of needs to be dispersed to those in need. The partners we work with Helped to empower the churches to provide another layer of positive impact throughout their communities. Team Rubicon, another one of our partners, was on the ground providing debris removal assistance along the path of destruction with their of highly trained volunteer veterans.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors Mercury One was able to effectively help those affected by the southeast tornados. Thank you for your continued support of Mercury One and our disaster reliefs efforts.
*Image courtesy of The Star
Check out a news update from the 2017 southeast tornadoes below.
Louisiana + Mississippi Tornadoes Update: 2/8
In addition to the tornadoes that swept the southeast not very long ago, eight more tornadoes have torn through Louisiana and Mississippi this week. Four of these tornadoes have been confirmed. The National Weather Service assigned an EF3 rating to the tornado, making it the strongest tornado to hit Orleans Parish since records began in 1950.
Total property damage has not been reported yet, but 31 people are injured. Thankfully, no deaths have been reported at this time in Louisiana and Mississippi. The tornado also damaged NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility and the USDA’s National Finance Center’s Primary Business Center.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency. New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, Ponchatoula, and Killian were all affected by these tornadoes.
The same partners we were working with on the Southeast Tornadoes are on the ground in Louisiana and Mississippi now. Please consider donating directly to Team Rubicon, CitiImpact and Gleaning for the World.
Somebody Cares America is partnered with local churches in New Orleans to provide water, non-perishable food, blankets and other essentials to these families as they begin the road to recovery. On the ground partners are also helped with clean up and crisis counseling.
Team Rubicon established operations in Mississippi, East Texas and Albany, Georgia, to do cleanup and debris removal.
CitiImpact is responded to the needs of those affected by the deadly tornadoes with a team on the ground and transported supplies to the affected areas.
Gleaning For The World partnered with Celebration Church in New Orleans to provide 48,000 bottles of drinking water and other critical humanitarian relief supplies to families impacted by the tornadoes.
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.