|| New York, NY || Submitted: 2018-10-11
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Progress: We've raised 18% of the cost of this application!
The Hurricane Florence and Michael Relief Fund: All Contributions Matched!
BREAKING NEWS: ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS SPECIAL FUND WILL BE MATCHED 100%. READ ON FOR MORE INFO AND HELP US EASE THE BURDEN OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THESE DEVASTATING STORMS TODAY!
For folks living on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States, 2018 has been a terrible year. It was bad enough when Hurricane Florence made landfall in September 2018 as a powerful, category 2 hurricane. But now, even as the folks affected by Hurricane Florence continue to recover, we have Hurricane Michael, which unexpectedly intensified into a near Category 5 Hurricane that decimated the Florida Panhandle and is now delivering deadly storms to persons throughought the Southeastern US as it cuts its path back to the ocean.
Thanks to the generosity of people from the US and around the world, it appears that disaster relief agencies are currently well-funded and prepared to meet the most immediate needs of people in the path of these storms - food, water, and a safe place to stay. And in the days and weeks to come, those people who've lost literally everything will likely benefit from state and federal assistance designed to aid in their recovery.
But we must remember that for every family who has truly lost everything to this horrific storm, there will a dozen families harmed by these storms whose needs are likely to be overlooked because they are comparatively 'modest.' These people won't need tens of thousands of dollars to get their lives back on track; they'll need is help to afford, for example, an insurance deductible, less comprehensive home repairs, or help to replace an appliance or two destroyed by the storm.
To aid these persons, Modest Needs has launched a special program - The 2018 Hurricane Relief fund. This fund will provide assistance with insurance deductibles; 'modest' home repairs; or the cost of replacing critical household goods - like refrigerators and stoves - destroyed by these storms. Additionally, for people who've lost work (and income) due to these storms, it will provide one months' house or car payment such that these persons can continue clean up and return to work without having to worry about losing their homes or transportation.
By providing these critical but 'modest' grants to persons affected by the storm, we will not only ease these persons' recovery. We will free up valuable grant funding from larger organizations, who will then be able to offer more and larger grants to persons who have truly lost everything due to these storms.
THANKS TO A GENEROUS GRANT, ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS SPECIAL FUND WILL BE MATCHED 100%. And our pledge to you is simple: all funds raised during this campaign will be used exclusively to help persons affected by these devastating storms.
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