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Hurricane Laura Relief @ All Hands and Hearts
Hurricane Laura Relief @ All Hands and Hearts

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    This is the official discussion thread for the cause Hurricane Laura Relief @ All Hands and Hearts. Its EIN is 20-3414952 and it's a public charity based in Mattapoisett, MA. Research more info about the cause on GuideStar and Charity Navigator.

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    Hurricane Laura Relief @ All Hands and Hearts deliver a Smart Response to those reeling from Hurricane Laura, Louisiana's worst since 1856.

    Natural disasters are a rarity in my part of the country. I can’t begin to imagine the terror felt by the people of Louisiana as the storms (Marco hit first) bore down upon them. In the aftermath, the total disconnection from their previous life and resources must be an unbearable emotional challenge for so many residents. This charity provides a way for us to contribute resources for their recovery. See the following excerpt from the website of highly-rated (by Charity Navigator) All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc.

    HURRICANE LAURA RELIEF

    Disaster Profile

    On August 27th, Hurricane Laura pounded the Louisiana and Texas coasts, making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with 150 m.p.h. winds. Hurricane Laura tied the Last Island Hurricane (1856) for the strongest land-falling hurricane in Louisiana on record. While Lake Charles and the surrounding areas are the epicenter of the impact, damage from the storm spans a large area of Louisiana and Southeast Texas. There doesn’t seem to be a building left untouched by Laura’s fierce winds and power outages continue in parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

    Our Work

    Our Disaster Assessment and Response Team (DART) has been conducting on-the-ground assessments. This week, as we meet with community members and partners to better understand the full impact of the disaster, we will work to establish our base of operations. Based on the need, we anticipate initial scopes of work will include chainsaw work, debris removal and roof tarping.

    Our experience tells us this recovery will be measured not in days or weeks, but months and years. Every donation will count; a long-term commitment requires millions of dollars to assist people who otherwise would not receive support. In this difficult moment, we hope you will join us as we roll up our sleeves and get ready for the hard work ahead.

    Mission

    All Hands and Hearts effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. We communicate directly with local leaders and community members and then deploy our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, helping to build safer, more resilient schools, homes and infrastructure.

    Through community and volunteer engagement, we focus on helping families recover faster after natural disasters using our Smart Response strategy. In doing so, we strengthen both our volunteers and the communities in which we serve.

    (See also https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/about-us/ )

    Also read Charitocracy's blog post about Hurricane Laura Relief @ All Hands and Hearts!

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