On the heels of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma began its formation on August 30th; four days before Harvey would finally dissipate. Ending its destruction on September 15th, Irma has currently caused more than $100 billion dollars in damage, and has resulted in the deaths of more than 80 people--and counting.
To this day, it is considered to be the fourth-costliest hurricane on record.
And those affected by it are gravely in need of help.
After a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund—and another to the Houston Food Bank—we at Scorpion understand the importance relief can have on human lives after a national disaster. With this goal in mind—and with clients affected in the area—Scorpion has chosen to lend its support by providing a donation to Heart to Heart International.
Heart to Heart International is a charitable organization with worldwide reach, and in the chaos left by Hurricane Irma, have been resolute in their willingness to step up and provide relief to those in areas most affected by the storm.
Within the last 25 years, they’ve shipped productto 130 countries, delivered $1.5 billion in aid, and donated more than 1.1 million volunteer hours to the service of others.
“The impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida is something that the folks at Scorpion are really concerned about.” said Scorpion’s Chief Operating Officer, Dan Bedell. “Not only did this occur really close to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation of the Texas Gulf Coast, but we have so many clients and friends in Florida that it makes it feel personal. More than anything, we want to be able to help people get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”
As it stands, the organization is simultaneously deployed in Houston, the Florida Keys, Haiti, and heavily affected areas of the Caribbean, operating free clinics, healthcare centers, and providing basic medical services like the distribution of tetanus shots.
And despite being the only working service organization in the Keys, their guiding purpose is clear:
To stay as long as they’re needed.
If you’d like to get involved or offer your support in any way, volunteer or donate to the organization here.
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Cameron Kennerly is Scorpion’s Corporate Marketing Copywriter. He writes content that educates businesses about digital marketing best practices so they can improve their online presence and attract more customers. He also writes about the latest Scorpion news.
Cameron has a bachelors degree in English Literature from the Florida State University. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, surfing, writing for his blog and arguing about Japanese anime.