Disaster Impact Stories Archives - Good360

Houston Habitat for Humanity Houston, TX houstonhabitat.org Donor: Ferguson Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that hit Texas on August 25, 2017. The storm damaged or destroyed over 200,000 homes, affecting more than 13 million people, and causing over $125 billion in damage. The intensity of the storm resulted in...

United Movement Organized Kindness Las Vegas, NV https://www.umokindness.org/ Lives Impacted: 25+ Las Vegas has been hit hard by COVID-19 from a medical and economic standpoint. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, tourism generates around $58 billion annually for Southern Nevada while supplying nearly 370,000 jobs. That...

NYC Health + Hospitals  New York, NY Donor: Bed Bath & Beyond  https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/ Lives Impacted: 3,500+ New York City has been hit hardest by COVID-19 and as a result, the NYC public hospital system needed to respond accordingly. Since March 3, approximately 44,000 people have been hospitalized in New York...

Donor: Tempur Sealy International  Lives Impacted: 300+ With people retreating indoors due to COVID-19, a safe and comfortable mattress has never been more important. Tempur Sealy International(TSI) recognized this and decided for the immediate future to focus philanthropic efforts on getting its products to governments, healthcare organizations and charities that...

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties Mid Michigan https://catholiccharitiesflint.org/ Lives Impacted: 250  Organizations like Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties are really lifelines for their local community. Through the lens of a public health crisis, these nonprofits’ services take on a whole new level of importance. Catholic Charities of...

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas Baltimore, MD Donor: Boards of Directors of the International Association for Dental Research and the American Association for Dental Research (IADR and AADR)  https://www.voachesapeake.org/ Lives Impacted: 250  Across the country, live events have been impacted by COVID-19. While some events have successfully pivoted to...

Crisis Response International    https://criout.com/  Coca-Cola: vitaminwater and Dasani  Lives Impacted: 300  When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, it left a trail of catastrophic damage in its path. Dorian is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the Bahamas’ history, and the most intense tropical cyclone on record to hit the islands.  Unprecedented...

Tabernacle of God Ministries   Dillon, South Carolina  https://www.facebook.com/togodministriesdillonsc/  Donations/Donor: Williams Sonoma   Lives Impacted: 190  Hurricane Dorian caused unprecedented damage and destruction in the Bahamas, but it also affected areas along the Atlantic in the U.S., including South Carolina.  Winds over 80 mph toppled trees over and left debris covering the roads.  Downed power...

West Street Recovery   Houston, Texas   https://www.weststreetrecovery.org/  Donations/Donor: GAF  Lives Impacted: 5 families     As Told to Good360 by West Street Recovery   Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding due to the unprecedented rainfall in Houston and Southeast Texas.  Within four days, many areas received over 40 inches of rain, making Harvey the wettest tropical cyclone on record...

Organization: Shining Lights Helping Hands Corporation  Lives Impacted: 96  Website: http://www.shininglightshelpinghands.org   As Told to Good360 by Shining Lights Helping Hands Corporation Shining Lights Helping Hands Corporation, located in Hillburn, NY, was founded after Hurricane Sandy to help the friends and family members that ran into a shortage of food, fuel and drinking water....

 
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