Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

Hurricane Michael became the most powerful storm to ever make landfall on the Florida Panhandle coast on October 10, bringing surging floodwaters and winds that reached 155 miles per hour. The powerful storm surprised many in the region, growing from a tropical storm to a destructive Category 4 Hurricane in just 40 hours. As a result, more than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast were urged to evacuate quickly, many of whom stayed behind to ride out the potentially deadly storm.

Several members of ICSAVE are presently deployed assisting with disaster relief efforts and, given the magnitude of these events, recognize the need is greater than ever before. For those not directly affected by this tragedy, we encourage you to give to the relief effort.

The Red Cross depends on financial donations to provide disaster relief. You can help people affected by Hurricane Michael by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word MICHAEL to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Michael relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on redcross.org or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

The best way to ensure your donation will go to a specific disaster is to write the specific event name in the memo line of a check. We also recommend completing and mailing the donation form on redcross.org with your check. To the brave men, women and children affected by this calamity, you are in our thoughts and prayers. From our ICSAVE Family to yours, we will NEVER forget you nor ever leave you BEHIND!

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