Food & Donation Drives 2019

Hurricane Dorian has already been documented as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in modern times, if not ever.

The islands of the Bahamas have been dealt an unprecedented and unrelenting blow.

Grand Bahamas island is submerged in more than 8 feet of water in many places and access via airports is impossible.

The Category 5 storm left homes completely inundated with water and most structures flattened or exposed. In it's first few hours lives were lost and because the storm sat idle for days, recovery and rescue have been hampered.

We will need all hands on deck for our operations here for years to come.

Charleston and Savannah now sit in Dorian's wake, so we must be prepared to respond when the time comes.

Please talk to your business, organization, church or school about hosting a food, hygiene or donation drive to help our friends and families of the Grand Bahamas, and eastern coast of the U.S.

In 2019 our goal is to collect at least 3,000 pounds of food, 1000 items of clothing and $10,000 in donations.

Why is the goal higher this year?

Last October, we saw a major Category 5 hurricane

in Hurricane Michael.

The devastation left the Bay County area of Florida's Panhandle in complete ruins: from Panama City all the way to Port St. Joe. Families in those two cities as well as Mexico Beach, the Tyndall Air Force base and even Callahan, were left with very little to rebuild their lives on.

Insurance companies and government agencies were overwhelmed and forced to eject quicker than normal from the region.

However... For 8 months after the Hurricane, your V.E.R.U team has been on the scene as long as our donations and supply trucks have allowed.

This effort will take years to rebuild the city, and we want them to know we are here.

The team at V.E.R.U and RX Rescue and Relief like to be as proactive as possible in the gathering of essential supplies that will be needed for relief efforts.

So, every year we team up with community partners to collaboratively host donation, food and clothing drives.

In the 2018 hurricane season, these efforts collected over 2,600 pounds of food (well over 5,000 meals), 700 garments of clothing, 400 lbs of hygiene and donations equaling $4000 !!!

We thank our partners for their amazing spirits during the process and for hosting such successful events!

In 2019 our goal is to collect at least 3,000 pounds of food, 1000 items of clothing and $10,000 in donations.

Why is the goal higher this year?

Last October, we saw a major Category 5 hurricane

in Hurricane Michael.

The devastation left the Bay County area of Florida's Panhandle in complete ruins: from Panama City all the way to Port St. Joe. Families in those two cities as well as Mexico Beach, the Tyndall Air Force base and even Callaway, were left with very little to rebuild their lives on.

Insurance companies and government agencies were overwhelmed and forced to eject quicker than normal from the region.

However... For 8 months after the Hurricane, your V.E.R.U team has been on the scene as long as our donations and supply trucks have allowed.

This effort will take roughly 3 years to rebuild the cities within the county, and we want them to know we are continually here... like an extended family: as well as assist in new disaster regions.

During our 6th mission to Bay County

Donations are appreciated!​

The Veterans Emergency Response Unit operates solely on the generous donations, contributions and partnerships of our community partners. 

We thank you in advance for believing in our passion and missions.

...Thank you...

 

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