Rise Against Hunger is responding to disasters around the world, including hurricane harvey in the United States
Rise Against Hunger is prepared to support ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas through its engagement with Partnership for Humanity, a coalition of like-minded organizations that share skills and knowledge to create a more coordinated and effective response to crises in the U.S. and around the world. We stand ready to distribute more than 45,000 meals to those affected by the storm. These highly nutritious meals will be targeted for use in to emergency shelters, potentially providing one meal each day to more than 7,000 individuals for a full week. We are monitoring the needs on the ground and will follow the guidance of FEMA and local government officials to determine the timing and location of our aid shipments.Earlier this month, heavy rain resulted in large-scale mudslides in the capital city of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The mudslides severely damaged homes, displaced communities and caused fatalities. An estimated 10,000 people have been impacted, and the death toll has reached 1,000. This week, Rise Against Hunger airlifted 66,500 meals to the communities displaced to be distributed to more than 300 families in and around Freetown.In recent months, the nation of Niger has experienced heavy rains and deadly floods, affecting the livelihoods of more than 5,000 families across eight regions. Rise Against Hunger’s response is in partnership with ADRA International in the most impacted area of Tillaberry, where ADRA has been part of the community for many years. Rise Against Hunger is supporting a food security project for 121 families, giving priority to vulnerable individuals such as women-headed households, pregnant and lactating mothers, people with disabilities or elderly residents. As part of this initiative, ADRA will be distributing food kits containing millet, sorghum, bean, vegetable oil and iodized salt to supplement the caloric needs of impacted families for a month’s time.
How You Can Help
Our emergency response efforts would not be possible without the support of our donors and volunteers across the nation and globe. Here are three ways you can help:
- Donate to our Global Emergency Relief Fund to ensure our ability to respond quickly to those in critical need in the face of disaster.
- Host a Meal Packaging Event to help replenish our meal reserves ahead of what is expected to be a busy hurricane season.
- Spread the word. Share this post on social media and encourage your friends and family to get involved.