Hurricane Irma has impacted communities all through the Caribbean and the southeastern United States. Hitting the Caribbean islands the toughest, Irma has left thousands and thousands of individuals to rebuild in its wake.
Today, we’re kicking off an identical marketing campaign to help reduction and restoration efforts for this lethal storm, a part of our general $5 million hurricane reduction effort this month.
Google.org will probably be matching as much as $1 million in donations at https://www.google.org/irma-relief to help the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), UNICEF, and the American Red Cross (ARC).
Each of those organizations is offering important reduction and restoration assets to these within the affected areas:
- Catholic Relief Services is responding to essentially the most distant locations throughout the Caribbean, fulfilling important wants similar to meals, water and shelter.
- UNICEF is on the bottom supporting greater than 2.8 million youngsters, and their households, impacted throughout the Caribbean with emergency provides and non permanent training options.
- American Red Cross is the main nonprofit responder within the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, working diligently to shelter, feed and help households impacted by the storm.
In the final two weeks, our whole donations embrace $3 million donated instantly by Google.org, in addition to $2 million raised so removed from Google workers and public donations, for reduction efforts within the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Crisis Response and SOS Alerts
Ensuring folks have entry to well timed, official info in a time of disaster is essential. To assist, forward of the storm, our Crisis Response workforce launched an SOS Alert in Search for the Caribbean, Florida and Georgia in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Now, as folks throughout the area return to their properties and seek for details about Hurricane Irma, or associated searches, they’ll see:
- Information on energy outages
- Emergency info contacts
- Crisis maps in each English and Spanish, offering folks with the native information, street closures, tweets, newest visitors and transit info, gasoline stations with crowdsourced gas standing, and post-Irma satellite tv for pc and aerial imagery from companions NOAA and Digital Globe (e.g., Key West).