Mercury One has always been committed to helping those in their time of need.
WEST VIRGINIA FLOODING
The rebuilding process had not been complete after flooding in West Virginia before the winter season. Mercury One wanted to move 6 more truckloads of building materials and 4 truckloads of fresh vegetables to the 4 towns that had been severely impacted. These 10 truckloads would truly make a difference.
Mercury One had the goal to raise $100,000 in the 2 weeks for relief efforts in West Virginia. Funding is always the toughest thing because when an organization’s budget for each disaster has been spent, they have to close up shop and leave. Mercury One’s primary goal as a funding partner is to keep our partners on the ground as long as possible. 100% of donated proceeds go to disaster relief efforts.
Thank you to Doc & Skip for having us on their program to discuss what Mercury One was doing in WV, thank you to all of you who had donated and thank you, our loyal friends, for your Servant Hearts. Thank you to the generosity of our supporters and donors Mercury One was able to effectively help those affected by the West Virginia flooding. Thank you for your continued support of Mercury One and our disaster reliefs efforts.
A News Update
It had been confirmed that 20 people were dead by the state Medical Examiner’s Office, while three people still remained missing and were presumed dead. The fury of Mother Nature had left 44 of the state’s 55 counties under a state of emergency. It also carved a path of destruction unseen in generations at the historic Greenbrier.
Howard’s Creek runs through The Old White TPC golf course at the Greenbrier Resort. When the rains ceased, Greenbrier employees came upon two bodies on the resort grounds and were draining a lake on the 16th fairway in search for more. This 700-room resort dates back to and has long been considered ‘one of the jewels of West Virginia’s tourism industry’. It has hosted presidents and royalty and holds a once-secret underground bunker built for Congress in case of nuclear attack during the Cold War.
On Tuesday, the Greenbrier opened its doors to 300 of the neediest victims from the flood-ravaged area, closing for business, while feeding and sheltering WV disaster refugees. The resort & the TPC tournament that hosts about 300,000 fans each year, are a lifeline for revenue, creating jobs and helping the local economy for this area since the coal mining industry had been impacted by heavy government regulations.
At Mercury One, we see it all the time…communities coming together to do what is good and honorable. These communities are doing just that.
- Over 300 homes had been damaged or destroyed.
- Landslides had ripped away roads and moved homes off of their foundations.
- The death toll was expected to exceed 50 and continue to rise as bodies were still being recovered.
How can you help Mercury One’s disaster relief efforts?
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