Mercury One has always been committed to helping those in their time of need.
TEXAS/LOUISIANA BORDER FLOODING
In April 2016, Mercury One and our partners were on the ground assisting flood victims in and around Deweyville, TX. Over 3,000 homes had been impacted by the flood. We worked diligently with our partners as we provided food, water, and supplies for the cleanup process.
One of our partners, Gleaning For The World, was in need of ‘skilled’ volunteers at this stage for relief efforts in Louisiana. Anyone in the roofing industry was truly needed: installers, roofing supply companies, etc.
They were also in need of skilled contractors such as dry-wallers, electricians, etc.
The items needed for rebuilding were:
-Roofing material, black paper, nails, staples, flashing, etc.
-Electrical supplies, wiring, receptacles, boxes, breakers, switches, etc.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors Mercury One was able to effectively help those affected by the Texas/Louisiana flooding. Thank you for your continued support of Mercury One and our disaster reliefs efforts.
Check out news updates from the 2016 Texas/Louisiana border flooding below:
News Update 4/20/2016
Your support of Mercury One’s Humanitarian Fund has allowed us to support Operation Blessing International, Somebody Cares, and Gleaning For The World, our partner organizations, in sending in much-needed relief to the areas affected by the recent Texas floods.
– Trucks of bottled water to East Texas and Houston
– Five truckloads of building supplies and materials relief efforts in East Texas and Western Louisiana.
– Two trucks of My Patriot Supply food, bottled water & other supplies to East Texas
– Volunteers to handle supplies and get the trucks to those in need
News Update 4/22/2016
The semi trucks of food arrived in Deweyville & Orange, TX. The additional funding we received covered building supplies, furniture, mattresses, and manpower to rebuild homes destroyed by the flooding. With the situation in Houston at the time, it could have overshadowed what was ongoing in East Texas. We didn’t want this area to be forgotten.
Close to $100,000 had been provided for disaster relief by Mercury One to our partners (Operation Blessing International, Gleaning For The World & Somebody Cares). There was a need to get aid to them quickly, as many were still living in water-damaged homes because they had nowhere else to go and were being impacted by the growth of mold.
A great story came in from our partner Rev. Davidson with Gleaning For The World:
“We had the chance to help a man in his thirties who lost his wife to cancer this year. His home was flooded and he had no insurance. He was in tears over the tile and wander board.”
“That is why you and I do what we do. We relieve suffering and give people another chance at life. I still love what Mother Teresa said, “When you touch the hand of the poor you touch the heart of God.” I cannot speak for anyone else but I love to touch the heart of God! Amen!”
News Update 4/29/2016
One of our partners assisting in the Texas flood cleanup, Gleaning For The World, recently shared some touching stories from the relief efforts on their blog. Take a look to see how your support of our Humanitarian Fund is helping those in need.
Please keep the support coming, as there is much work to do to help those who have lost so much, and we’re hoping to continue supporting our partners on the ground.
News Update 5/2/2016
Uplifting news comes out of Houston, TX, where floods did much damage in recent weeks. Our partner, Somebody Cares, recently reached over 275 families from the recently flooded Biscayne Apartment Complex. God answered our prayers as the rain subsided as the day began. Volunteers from Somebody Cares, Dream Center Gulf Coast and 16 churches from the Greater Houston Area were on hand to assist about 1,000 men, women and children as they served hot meals, prayed with residents, distributed items to flooded families, and brought hope in the midst of this crisis. Additionally, the first truck of building supplies had just arrived on the scene so rebuilding could begin.
Donors, we genuinely cannot thank you enough for your continued support. When you give to our Humanitarian Fund, we’re able to support our partners in efforts such as these.
How can you help Mercury One’s disaster relief efforts?
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