CURRENT FOCUS: Superstorm Sandy
EVENT DATE: October 2012
PROJECT LAUNCH: October 31, 2012
SUMMARY: A massive hurricane swept through the Caribbean, claiming 69 lives and producing extensive damage, then combined with a second storm system in the North Atlantic before entering the Northeastern U.S. as a "superstorm" that is now projected to be one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S. history.
Every disaster event has a different profile and a unique set of needs. In the Caribbean, the most pressing need is for basic medical care, food, and shelter, especially in Haiti and Cuba. In the U.S., efforts are focused on restoring public safety, restoring power and safe water supplies, and rebuilding devastated communities.
This drive provides two separate opportunities for donations. In Haiti, our beneficiary is INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS, a well-established nonsectarian disaster response organization currently on the ground in Haiti.
In the United States, our beneficiary is TEAM RUBICON, an innovative new disaster response organization that leverages the skills of U.S. military veterans in the aftermath of natural disasters. TR currently has eleven volunteer teams at work in the U.S. disaster zone.
If you wish to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Haiti, click the DONATE button for International Medical Corps. If you wish to support recovery efforts in the U.S., click Team Rubicon. OR you can send a check, made out to Foundation Beyond Belief with "Sandy: Team Rubicon" or "Sandy: IMC" in the memo line, to:
Foundation Beyond Belief
PO Box 4882
Alpharetta GA 30023
Donations will be forwarded continuously during the emergency period. FBB retains no portion of donations. All donations to and through Foundation Beyond Belief are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.