Today we are seeing our fellow Americans struggle all across our state. We have Texas still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, Montana and California struggling with wildfires and now Hurricane Irma has set its sights on Flordia and possibly Georgia and the Carolina's. Yesterday I posted a video to our Cynnamon Charmed Facebook page which you can view here. In it I discussed how we can all help by sending our energy to those in Flordia and how Cynnamon Charmed will be helping monetarily by donating 20% of all our proceeds from 9/8 through the end of September (and I actually said through the end of the week in the video but felt like that needed extended) to the relief efforts in response to Hurricane Irma.
Because Cynnamon Charmed values are fans and customers opinions and these funds wouldn't be possible without you all's support, we want to hear from you on where you think our donation would do the most good. So, I am going to post a poll at the bottom of this page so that we can take a vote on it. And so that we are all informed about the organizations we have to choose from in this poll, I am going to provide a little information copied from each of their individual websites explaining the work that they do. Blessed Be Y'all )O(
Americorps- Help communities recover from a hurricane disaster in multiple ways. Because they offer so many different kinds of help I feel better sending you to their website to get more info on that. Click here
Unicef- "In the aftermath of any major hurricane, UNICEF puts boots on the ground to help children impacted by the storm. It's a great organization to support if you're looking to help out kid's that live in Irma's path."
Team Rubicon- "...unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams."
American Red Cross- "Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services- from providing relief and support from those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond to emergencies." It is one of the largest nonprofits in the world and they work tirelessly to help with relief efforts in disasters like Hurricane Irma.
Florida Food Bank (chosen by Cynnamon Charmed)- "One of the biggest challenges in areas affected by disasters like Hurricane Irma is the lack of food for the regions people. Supporting regional food banks are a great way to ensure that no hurricane victims go hungry as a result of the storm."
ASPCA- "Natural disasters are unpredictable in the amount of devastation they can cause leaving shelters and rescue groups unable to cope with the amount of abandoned and displaced animals in need. SPCA International's Disaster Relief Fun gives shelter and rescue groups desperately needed support to help animals affected by natural disasters."