I am an athlete who was struck by a car last Friday Night. While my injury certainly sucks, everything will be okay more importantly, there are humans whose lives have been broken by the Hurricane Matthew.
I would like to use the privilege of free time I have to regain my strength as an athlete as a motivator for your donations
Here is what I will plan to work on for the next four weeks:
Week 1 Recovery:
Recommended Donation $2 for every time I do one.
-Planks: 60 seconds
-One-Legged Push-Ups: 15/day
-10-Minute Cycling on Trainer (if possible)
-Leg-lifts: 2-30sec sets
-Bicycle/Military Crunches: Sets of 20
What else can I do? Crutch-Repeats through my house
Direct Relief wrote -
In light of the severe damage already inflicted and the risks that exist, Direct Relief has made its entire current inventory of $100 million in Rx medications and essential medical supplies available for this emergency and committed an initial $250,000 in cash for the response effort.
United States: Direct Relief has pre-positioned nine hurricane preparedness packs along Hurricane Matthew's path, each with enough medicine and supplies to care for 100 people for three to five days. These kits, first developed following serious gaps identified ten years ago after Hurricane Katrina, are specifically designed for hurricanes and floods.
Of the many risks that exist, Direct Relief is particularly focused on the health risks that typically arise in mass-evacuation situations such as the one unfolding. The emergency team today contacted more than 200 of the partner nonprofit clinics and health centers Direct Relief supports - in both areas of Matthew's projected path and evacuation locations - as well as state health officials to coordinate infusions of aid as may be required.
Haiti: Over the past several days, Direct Relief has been coordinating with staff and partner health facilities in Haiti, where two specialized modules had been placed before the storm. The contents of the modules, which include emergency medicines and medical supplies, are being used and can treat up to 5,000 people for a month.
Last week, a large shipment of medicines and supplies arrived in the country and will be delivered to hospitals and clinics as the country's roads open up.
For information and updates on Direct Relief’s response to Hurricane Matthew, visit https://www.directrelief.org/2016/10/hurricane-matthew-bearing-down-on-jamaica-haiti/.
Policy Regarding Hurricane Matthew Donations
As with other large-scale emergencies, Direct Relief will use all contributions designated for Hurricane Matthew solely for relief and recovery efforts related to Hurricane Matthew.
No portion of any contribution for Hurricane Matthew will be used for fundraising purposes. A bequest pays 100% of Direct Relief’s fundraising expenses.