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6 Hurricane Prep And Disaster Relief Articles To Help You Through Hurricane Season

Disaster Relief & Emergency Services

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Here are six articles for anyone who has been hit by a hurricane this season, or who lives in a hurricane region.

Endeavors has been helping individuals and communities affected by natural disasters for over twelve years. Through our Emergency Services pillar, we provide Disaster Case Management and Rapid Deployment Services (emergency staffing, sheltering, and operations) across Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Puerto Rico. When nature hits our neighbors with its worst, we bring our best. 

Our comprehensive, community-based efforts deploy a network of nonprofit, private, and municipal organizations to provide housing, financial, and advocacy assistance that doesn’t just rebuild homes, but rebuilds lives. This is key to getting individuals and families back to pre-disaster life. 

In that vein, we’ve curated a list of our most comprehensive articles on disaster preparedness and disaster relief. Although the topics of these articles vary to answer a wide range of disaster-related questions, you’ll see a common message woven through them all: 

We hope disaster never strikes, but we’re here if it does. We hope you never need us, but we’re here if you do. 

3 Blog Posts For Disaster Preparedness

  1. ESSENTIAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PREP: 10 TIPS FOR HURRICANE SEASON

If you have to evacuate for a hurricane, where will you go? Who will you bring? What supplies will you pack? We discuss all these questions — and their answers — in this blog that everyone living in a coastal region should read.

  1. HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE DURING CORONAVIRUS?

The question we never expected to have to answer…but for coastal communities, disaster preparation took on a new meaning when the coronavirus swept across the globe. In this article, our disaster relief experts share concrete tips for developing your hurricane plan while simultaneously staying safe from the virus and looking after your mental health.

  1. 5 RESOURCES TO HELP PREPARE YOUR KIDS FOR AN EMERGENCY

Talking to kids about potentially dangerous realities like hurricanes, floods, and pandemics can be stressful and daunting. We want to prepare them, but we don’t want to scare them. These 5 resources — ranging from Sesame Street videos to Disney coloring books — can help educate your young children in a fun, age-appropriate way that enables your entire family to be prepared.

3 Blogs For Disaster Recovery

  1. WHAT NOW? 8 STEPS TO START THE HURRICANE RECOVERY PROCESS 

Having a Hurricane Recovery Plan is just as important as having a Hurricane Preparedness Plan. Hurricanes decimate. They destroy buildings, cut off resources, eliminate jobs, and isolate communities. This blog walks you through 8 concrete steps to take immediately after a hurricane strikes. 

  1. WHERE DO I TURN FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AFTER A DISASTER?

Who can you turn to for financial help after a hurricane? Insurance? The government? Nonprofits? Are there special resources available for Veterans? You may have more options than you realize, and this blog breaks it all down — with links to connect you to the resources you need!

  1. YES, YOU CAN GET HELP IF FEMA DENIED YOUR DISASTER CLAIM

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) does tremendous work helping communities and individuals rebuild their lives after federally-declared disasters. But, their resources are limited, and the unfortunate reality is that not everyone’s claim for financial assistance can be approved. This blog explains how Endeavors can provide alternative or supplemental financial assistance to qualifying individuals and families.

Emergency Services at Endeavors

In times of crisis, seconds count. That’s why Endeavors maintains a team of 1,600 professional reserve staff members across the country, ready to deploy and respond to all natural disasters and/or emergency responses within 72 hours. For example, when Hurricane Laura hit the Texas Gulf Coast in 2020, our Rapid Deployment team responded on a dime and helped establish an emergency shelter in Dallas for coastal evacuees. 

Endeavors’ Disaster Case Management is a service designed to connect emergency or disaster victims to services and funding they may not be aware of in order to help them recover after an emergency or disaster situation. Each Endeavors client is assigned a Disaster Case Manager (DCM) who will provide comprehensive support every step of the way. From connecting clients with safety shelters after a hurricane and facilitating/coordinating evacuation efforts to coordinating home repairs and acquiring new furniture and clothing, Endeavors works relentlessly to help rebuild the lives of people struck by disaster.

And, no, not all natural disasters involve weather. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Endeavors deployed full-time and reservist employees to assist with the public health crisis. Read the full story: “What Do Emergency Services Look Like In A Pandemic?”

How To Contact Endeavors For Recovery Assistance

Endeavors has provided disaster relief in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, and Puerto Rico and is currently serving clients in Texas, Louisiana, and Puerto Rico. If you have been impacted by a disaster in one of these areas and need assistance, contact our DCM team via phone or email. We are standing by, and would be honored to assist you however we can.

About Endeavors

Endeavors is a longstanding national non-profit that provides an array of programs and services in support of children, families, Veterans, natural disaster victims, and those struggling with mental illness and other disabilities. Endeavors serves vulnerable people in crisis through innovative personalized services and Emergency Services/Disaster Response. For more information on our Disaster Case Management services, please visit www.endeavors.org

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