Before The Storm Hits: Being Prepared For Disaster

Even before a disaster hits, MAP becomes a disaster response center. And much of the preparation necessary for a humanitarian response requires significant advance planning.

When we know a hurricane is forming, or receive news of an earthquake, or see refugees fleeing conflict, MAP springs into action.

This past week, MAP International hosted members from Rotary International District 6920 to pack MAP's signature Disaster Health Kits (DHK). These kits are readied for a disaster that has yet to happen.  Why? 

Because the first question we ask is always, “How can we best help those who may be affected?”

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Providing Comfort to Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, MAP was ready to respond, providing much-needed Disaster Health Kits to those in need. For those displaced from their homes, these Disaster Health Kits provide the most essential hygiene supplies, offering both comfort and important health benefits to those in need.

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Spreading Hope in the Middle of Despair: Hurricane Irma

“It could have been so much worse,” is a phrase I’ve now heard from people standing in the midst of rubble to those surveying the flood damaged ruins in front yards. It’s a statement of gratitude but also a realization that even when the worst didn’t happen, it will take weeks, months or years to rebuild many lives.  

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MAP International Mandatory Evacuation

MAP’s international headquarters, located in Brunswick, Ga., is now officially closed since Coastal Georgia is under a mandatory evacuation order due to #HurricaneIrma. Despite being told to evacuate, a handful of devoted MAP employees worked Friday morning to ship out valuable relief items to Texas.

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Preparing For A Storm: MAP Gets Ready

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Even before a disaster hits, MAP becomes a disaster response center.

When we know a hurricane is forming, or receive news of an earthquake, or see refugees fleeing conflict, MAP springs into action.

Our first question is always, “How can we best help those most affected?”

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Hurricane Harvey, How You Can Help

A week ago today, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, leaving tens of thousands of children and families homeless and without access to basic health and hygiene items.  MAP International was standing ready and was able to send over a thousand health kits immediately after the storm hit, but it's not enough. We need your help to purchase enough hygiene items to ensure that disease doesn't spread following this devestating storm. 

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