BENEFITING: American Red Cross
All donations and proceeds will go to American Red Cross to aid in Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief.
This event is being held to bring a community together to support a bigger cause. At the same time, we are helping out a local gem.
On September 15, 2017 Kellys Irish Pub and Grill located in Dearborn will be hosting an event. There the bar will be donating 10% of all purchases from 5pm-12am (midnight). As well as, we will be collecting donations from now till then.
The American Red Cross is in Texas and Louisiana, providing food, shelter and comfort to people affected by Hurricane Harvey.Access to many areas is still challenging - the Red Cross is expanding efforts into more communities every day. The work is just beginning – financial donations dedicated to Harvey will be used to help people recover and get back on their feet in the challenging weeks and months ahead.Harvey Donations at WorkThe Red Cross is using the generous donations from the American people to provide shelter, food, comfort and emergency support.*
- Donations pay for Red Cross shelters and the volunteers who are supporting them. Overnight, more than 16,000 people sought refuge in 90 Red Cross and partner shelters across Texas. The Red Cross is also assisting the Louisiana state government with emergency shelters which hosted more than 640 people last night.*
- Donations pay to transport the more than 3,500 Red Cross disaster workers on the ground in Texas, with an additional 430 on the way. There are also more than 150 helping in Louisiana.*
- Donations pay for the more than 1,000,000 meals and snacks served in Texas, with the help of partners. An additional 33,000 served in Louisiana.*
- Donations pay for the gas and equipment to power feeding efforts. Trailers of kitchen supplies are on the ground to support 16 kitchens, each able to produce 10,000 meals a day.*
- Donations pay for the more than 190 emergency response vehicles activated to help deliver meals and relief supplies.*
- Donations pay to support the mental health and health services professionals who support and care for evacuees - some 35,000 contacts have been made.*
- Donations pay for relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items for people forced from their homes - 196,000 have been distributed so far and this number will grow as people are able to return home.*
- Nearly 28 million hurricane and flood alerts have been issued through Red Cross mobile apps since August 23, well surpassing the 6 million issued for Superstorm Sandy. The apps provide shelter locations and real-time information so people can help protect themselves and their loved-ones.*
Massive disasters like Hurricane Harvey create more needs than any one organization can meet on their own. The Red Cross is working very closely with the entire response community – government agencies, other non-profit groups, faith-based organizations, area businesses and others – to coordinate relief efforts and get help to people in need. We’re also working with dozens of disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services.*
Help stand together and make a difference!