Midwest Storms - Good360

Midwest Storms

Support is Underway

Historic storm season leads to emergency declarations for six states and counting

The extended winter and spring storms in the Midwest left an enormous swath of disaster. In every state from North Dakota to Louisiana, the blizzards, floods, and tornadoes destroyed homes, put families in danger, devastated infrastructure, and ravaged agriculture that still impacts communities months after the storms.

Good360 is working with local nonprofits and recovery agencies in Nebraska, South Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri, and Ohio to determine the exact needs of the survivors and mobilize its network of corporate donors to source critically needed goods as we enter long term recovery.

Good360 ensures that the right products get to the right people at the right time during ALL phases of a disaster and will be assisting these communities for the long term. Good360 can amplify every dollar contribution by a factor of at least 10 in critically needed product. Thus far, we have provided over $800,000 worth of shelter items, clean up supplies, and furnishings to ten partner organizations in the region.

Responding nonprofits in need of product donations to serve disaster survivors should contact Cacique Rich-Martinez at cacique@good360.org.

Corporations with product donations to support any stage of recovery should contact Jim Alvey at jalvey@good360.org.

Individuals who want to make a cash donation can click here.

Current Needs:

  • Flooring
  • Drywall
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Insulation
  • Paint
  • Furniture

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • IF YOU NEED TO FIND A SHELTER Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit redcross.org or download the free Red Cross Emergency App. You can also check with your local officials for information on where to find a shelter. The Emergency App also provides emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of emergencies such as tornadoes and flooding. Users can find it in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
  • FEMA declarations click here.
  • Charity Navigator ‘hot topic’ click here.
  • SBP Information on Insurance Fraud: https://sbpusa.org/start-here/
  • United Way 211:
    • For storm-related assistance and questions, contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 211 from a cell phone or landline. 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7, hotline, available in many languages, that provides information to individuals seeking community resources like shelter, food and water, recovery support, and other basic needs, before, during and after disasters. More information about 2-1-1 can be found at 211.org.

ARE YOU A NONPROFIT HELPING COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY THE MIDWEST STORMS?

Good360’s platform allows you to identify and communicate your product needs as they change over time. We work with corporate donors to source the products you need and we can store product until you’re ready for it.

Email Cacique Rich-Martinez at cacique@good360.org to learn more.

ARE YOU A CORPORATION READY TO DONATE CRITICALLY NEEDED GOODS? 

Good360 takes a holistic approach to disaster recovery, starting with the impacted communities’ immediate needs (even during evacuation stage) and committing to being there for the long-term, always focused on delivering the right goods to the right people at the right time.

Email Jim Alvey at jalvey@good360.org to learn more.

The Good360 Disaster Recovery Council

Our aim is to advance collaboration and engagement between the private, public and nonprofit sectors in such a way that we are anticipating the current and the future state of natural disasters in order to collectively build proactive models for response and recovery.
The long-term support of our Good360 Disaster Recovery Council (GDRC) partners is critical to our ongoing work to support disaster-impacted communities. Thank you to the following generous partners:
 
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