Would You Like to Help Those Affected by Harvey, Irma, Jose and the Wildfires?

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2018-08-02 04:09:56 -0500
Started 2017-09-18 11:27:03 -0500

Here are some contacts where you can give or call if you need help. This article and the attached PDF's within it are Houston related, but there are many of these numbers that are national and can help in other catastrophic situations that this summer seems to have been full of.


ADA hotline: 1-800-Diabetes

American Red Cross hotline: 988-500-8645

For Doctors on Demand, create an account on its website and use the code “HARVEY2017” for a free “visit”

HelpAround is an app that lets people touched by diabetes scan their surroundings for nearby helpers. It is available on iOS and Android.

Medtronic hotline: 1-800-MiniMed, ext. 64545

Omnipod hotline: 800-591-3455

This is just a partial list from the article. I hope all of you are safe.

4 replies

WilliamArnott 2018-08-02 04:09:56 -0500 Report

Yes. I love giving charity or donation to the less fortunate people. Natural disasters like hurricane Harvey are very disruptive, thus it is essential to help such people. One of my friends suggested me about the mission humanitaire ( http://www.mission-humanitaire-afrique.org ) support groups, Where volunteers help the victims by providing them with the essential things for survival and support.

GabbyPA 2017-09-19 04:24:23 -0500 Report

Yeah, I am not a fan of the big charities and have chosen to give direct for several years. So instead of just complaining about the people you will not donate to, chip in with places you will. With diabetes, these are things that must be handled differently and generally medical items are not allowed through some outlets. It is just a suggested list but any way you can help is great. If you have a group that you are working through, share it here so others in your area can also reach out if they feel the same way. But these are also diabetic direct aid, and if that is where you want to help it's great.

Personally, I am donating a bunch of things such as cleaning, hygiene, laundry supplies, and more through a friend of mine who is with their church group called "The Hope Corps" of Ocala, Florida. They are running a big load down to south Florida on Thursday. Also many of our local horse farms run animal needs to places in needs for the aid of livestock and pets. They load up their horse trailers and run down anything people bring to donate.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-09-18 20:37:54 -0500 Report

I would not give one penny to the Red Cross. 15 years ago, homeless people started a fire in a bucket in an abandoned house to keep warm. The house caught fire and burned the house and the occupied burned. Those people could not get back in to get any clothing or other belongings. I went in my house and found clothing I no longer wanted and washed them and gave them to the lady. The Red Cross rolls up, gives them a weeks supply of food certificates from McDonald's then put them in what was then a dump of a hotel that was over a mile away from the nearest McDonald's with no public transportation and it was not a safe walk to the McDonald's because it was on the highway. I asked if they could not be put anywhere closer was told no and they left. 5 years ago they did the same thing to a neighbor who burned her house and 4 others on my block. They really do not help people the way they should.

Most of the funding does not get to the people. The best way to give is through your church or to an organization that is driving the supplies to the people.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2017-09-18 17:43:20 -0500 Report

After reading where some of the donated monies have gone…I made a decision to only help through my church…we raised over 20K so far..and we are sending from our church…directly to another church we partnered with in Houston…they are providing humanitarian aid to those who need it..regardless of religious affilation in their Parish…sad that I have to feel this way..but yeah…I do,,

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