What happens when the cameras and first responders leave the Hurricane Harvey and Irma scenes? Donations dry up quickly and the media moves on to the next big story. Unfortunately, that’s when the people and communities affected by these storms get the least community support, but need it most.
Hanesbrands is donating more than a million underwear and activewear items to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast.
This equates to more than five trailer loads of the underwear, socks, intimate apparel, T-shirts and activewear fleece.
The company said it has teamed up with nonprofit charity Delivering Good and Glen Raven Logistics, a North Carolina-based transportation company, to get the items valued at more than $2 million to flooding victims.
ATLANTA, September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jonathan and Drew Scott are urging support of Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in a new public service announcement out today. Through the Habitat Hammers Back initiative, the global housing nonprofit is assisting families in Texas and has begun assessing damages in Florida and the Caribbean.
I know I’m not the only one who has watched in stunned disbelief at the horrible images that are coming out of Houston and South Texas. They are eerily similar to the ones we watched this same weekend 12 years ago coming out of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast when Katrina and Rita hit. And to the ones that filled our screens during Sandy’s march through the northeast.
Chase McKinney, a Wells Fargo team member and boat owner, joined other civilian rescuers in Houston after Hurricane Harvey.
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With barely a puddle in his own driveway and the human toll from Hurricane Harvey growing by the minute, Chase McKinney heeded the call from Houston police and Harris County and became a citizen rescuer. (YouTube: 1:48 minutes)
Unleashing the power of long-term support through employee giving & matching gifts
About 70 to 80 percent of money donated in the wake of a disaster goes to immediate relief efforts. While those efforts are important, ensuring long-term support is crucial to effectively helping affected communities rebuild and fully recover.
How can businesses most effectively ensure long-term support for those affected by major disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma?
WASHINGTON, September 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Companies in the American wind energy industry today announced they will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative.
Habitat expands its hurricane recovery response to Hurricane Irma
ATLANTA, September 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Four organizations will serve as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, each making contributions of $1 million or more to support the Habitat Hammers Back initiative. The gifts from the Dow Chemical Company, General Motors, Thrivent Financial and a group of American wind energy companies will support on-the-ground responses to the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and other affected areas.