3.) Houston Food Bank
In the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Houston Food Bank was able to provide 83,000,000 nutritious meals. The pledge for the future is to enlarge distribution to the surrounding areas to 100,000,000 nutritious meals by 2018. Every piece of cash that is given to the Houston Food Bank helps distribute the amount of three meals for one person. The food bank estimates this by dividing the total amount of meals given by total estimated costs, utilizing a Feeding America formula. This number does not contain the meals distributed through the benefits of SNAP, otherwise known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps.
2.) AirBnB’s Disaster Relief Program
This program was created with a group of the leading corporations of the world ’s who take action during global humanitarian crises, acting as a valuable accessory for them to access shelter for their areas fastly and easily. This program is a replica of the simple and typical Airbnb layout, and when an agency is looking for a shelter, they will find shelters that exist for free. Lately, authorized resettlement agencies are using this program, and there is hope they will rescue evacuees and other lost people through the program for the hurricanes of 2017.
1.) Direct Relief
Hurricane Irma’s gusty existence is starting to stretch across Florida and the Caribbean, and the dangerous hurricane is leaving many people behind to pick up the pieces of their lives and homes. With efforts of recovery in motion, Direct Relief’s workers are on the grounds and they are are fixing the damage and distributing medical help at all health facilities throughout the Keys, along with clinics in Tampa, Sarasota, Miami, and Naples. Fourteen Hurricane Preparedness Packs are now set up across the state of Florida for the partners of Direct Relief’s to utilize as needed. Also, Direct Relief is sending out medicines and accessories to island regions and territories all across the Caribbean that were affected by Hurricane Irma. Last Monday, almost 8,000 pounds of desperately needed medical appliances, such as antibiotics, surgical and wound care accessories were sent out to healthcare facilities. Direct Relief is also collaborating with the Pan American Health Organization on distributions to Tortola and Anguilla.
Extra calls to aid have been sent out to officials in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos. Fifteen cots of medical assistance are being sent out to the Dominican Republic, which is the first in an upsurge of shipments sent out for the country. This adds in three additional Hurricane Preparedness Packs already available in the Dominican Republic. In the case of Haiti, many varying loads of assistance have already been shipped out or are naturally being shipped out of the warehouse of Direct Relief. Four pallets of requested needed medical appliances are currently en route to the country of Haiti, and an even bigger package for the northern coast of the country is ready to be shipped out to clinics in need of assistance. Haiti also contains Hurricane Preparedness Packs that ready for use whenever need be.