Information on How to Help Those Impacted By The Hurricane in Puerto Rico and Shootings in Las Vegas

When a tragedy happens within the country and community you reside in for the most part bonds together to help victims. After a certain amount of time the initiatives seem to be forgotten when there is still help needed for those impacted by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Las Vegas shooting. In my previous articles for both Puerto Rico Hurricane relief and Las Vegas shootings I listed how you can help the victims however there are more initiatives out there now. Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Shooting Donation and Relief Information

Yesterday night at the Jason Aldean Concert at least 58 people were killed and more than 515 injured in a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said Monday. The shooting is the deadliest in modern US history. Per CNBC, hospitals in Las Vegas are dealing with hundreds of shooting casualties of the victims of a gunman who opened fire on attendees of a country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel. Continue Reading →

How to Donate or Volunteer for Hurricane Harvey and Irma Victims

Source: Red Cross

In our world of fast paced lifestyles people tend to forget that there are still efforts to be made for the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma victims. We must not forget our neighbors, friends, and family that this disaster impacted because rebuilding needs unity.

Estimated Hurricane Statistics Per CBS, USA Today, CNN, AccuWeather Thus Far: Continue Reading →

Hurricane Harvey and Irma Volunteering and Donation Sites

As a Texan who has family in Houston, Harvey was a major deviation to the city of Houston and people’s homes. I can only imagine how much fear residence in Miami are feeling right now!

Per CNN, there are currently 10,265 Miami-Dade residents at shelters throughout the county, per communications director Mike Hernandez. Thirteen shelters have been opened and five of those are already at capacity, Hernandez says.

For those seeing this across the country wondering how you can help Harvey and Irma Victims below is a list of not only places to donate but the most need right now is volunteers. Continue Reading →

The Zello Walkie Talkie App: Hurricane Victims Best Friend

After all the Hurricane Harvey devastation and now possibly Hurricane Irma people are using apps and social media more so than before in a state of emergency.

Introducing the Zello App, an app created by an Austin-based startup that is helping save lives in Southeast Texas and now Florida due to Hurricane Irma. The Zello App turns your phone into a walkie-talkie by just pushing a button. Zello is a walkie-talkie app where users can push a button to talk to any one through a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Continue Reading →

Helpful Sites for Hurricane Irma Updates

While the golf coast is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, we now wait to see what damage Hurricane Irma will do. Hurricane Irma is now at a Category 5, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. The storm is one of three hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, the first time since 2010 that three active hurricanes have been in the Atlantic, according to CNN Weather. Yesterday Irma plowed through Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic and also hit a few small northern Caribbean islands where at least 10 people were killed. In Puerto Rico, a state of emergency has been declared and residents have been cleaning stores out of food and drinking water. Continue Reading →

Hurricane Harvey Resources, Disaster Relief and Donation Information

Texas has always been a huge melting pot of cultures. Sometimes we all don’t see eye to eye but when disaster strikes Texans come together to help their communities. Currently 50 counties in Texas have been affected by Harvey; I’m in one of them. The storm in Austin was so harsh it uprooted a huge Pecan tree in my neighborhood straight out of the ground, roots and all. Houston and the Gulf coast have it much worse than us that are inland in Texas. Unfortunately the rain will continue on regions already flooded and affected. Harvey could dump up to 15 inches of rain on western Louisiana and eastern Texas, including the Houston area. That said, Houston will provide more mega-shelters today. Continue Reading →

Hurricane Harvey Tracking Apps and Safety Tips

For those in Texas and Louisiana Hurricane Harvey is on its way or fast approaching and moving quickly. In a land where we have media in the palm of our hands and rely on smartphones getting an app to track the hurricane is a good idea. There are two free apps that I suggest checking out, iHurricane and NOAA Weather Tracker apps. Below are screen shots of each app: Continue Reading →

How to Help the Ariana Grande Concert Victims (Updated)

Source: Austin Courrege/Bustle

Source: Austin Courrege/Bustle

The world was shocked after hearing about the Ariana Grande Concert terrorist incident that happened yesterday in Manchester. Reported by NBC as of now there are 22 fatalities including children and 59 injured plus several people are still missing from this tragic event. As of now those that live in the area or nearby are urged to stay away per Mayor Andy Burham until further notice. Per Mayor Andy Burnham’s tweet for those stranded in the area and have access to twitter use #RoomForManchester where hotels and local people are offering refuge.

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