COLLECTING FOR HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF
HelpMeDonate.org collected monetary donations and supplies for the victims of Hurricane Dorian. This was the first disaster relief effort in which HelpMeDonate.org employed Amazon for supplies. We know that many people are simply too busy to go out and purchase supplies and then have to pay to ship them. Using a Disaster Relief Registry which contained many of the items needed in The Bahamas, donors were able to visit the registry, select the supplies, and Amazon shipped them directly to our warehouse for distribution. Here is a picture of just a few days worth of supplies we received.
HelpMeDonate.org accepted donations for Hurricane Michael Relief. Donations were used to immediately send truckloads of water and other supplies to N. Florida. We sent over 250,000 bottles of water, along with tons of supplies. These deliveries were made to Lynn Haven and Tallahassee, FL as well as two truckloads of water, over 54 pallets, to Tyndall Air Force Base, which was ravaged by the storm. Much of our supplies were driven up to N. Florida from Tampa, by the Pasco Sheriff's Office, using their deputies and semi truck. Pictured below, these deputies worked tirelessly to help load/unload and transport the much needed supplies. Companies like Circle K, Cerro Wire, and Entertainment Benefits Group assisted in donating additional supplies which were provided to the folks in and around N. Florida as well.
ASSISTING THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, and that included Tyndall Air Force Base, just 12 miles East of Panama City. HelpMeDonate.org provided 2 semi tractor trailer truckloads, over 80,000 bottles of water to Tyndall Air Force Base, to assist them in their recovery. Our Military protects and defends us each and every day. This was our way of giving back and showing our appreciation for all they do.
In the wake of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, HMD collected donations and provided hundreds of generators and water filtration systems to the ravaged island in 2017. David Weiss, HelpMeDonate.org's Founder and President joined the FLIGHT OF HOPE on a mission to Puerto Rico. HelpMeDonate.org donated and brought hundreds of generators (set up as Charging Stations so that people could charge their phones and let family know they were ok), water filtration systems, medicine, nurses, medication, and doctors to Puerto Rico, shortly after the island was devastated. We also brought back to Florida over 40 of the very sick from Puerto Rico. The Flight of Hope comprised of many partners, all who assisted in the mission which was the largest private assistance provided to Puerto Rico after the storm.
COLLECTING FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
HelpMeDonate.org began collecting donations on behalf of the American Red Cross in the wake of 911. HMD's President David Weiss tried to make a donation on the Red Cross's site but their site was down, due to too much traffic.
David contacted Linda Carbone, CEO of the Tampa Chapter and asked if they would like HIM to raise money for them. She agreed and David's first check to the American Red Cross was for over $1 million. After that, the Red Cross contacted HelpMeDonate after each disaster, including Haiti Earthquake, Chile, Japan, Hurricane's Katrina, Sandy, and more. In all, via HelpMeDonate, more than $6 million was raised for the American Red Cross.
COLLECTING FOR THE SALVATION ARMY
Over the years, HelpMeDonate.org has raised money for many organizations including The Salvation Army, Humane Society of the U. S. and countless others. We are proud of our association with The Salvation Army, and other Disaster Relief Organizations. At left are a couple of photos of David Weiss, HelpMeDonate.org's Founder and President presenting a check for over $10,000 in donations to the The Salvation Army.
Local Community Support
BACKPACKS DONATED TO TAMPA BAY KIDS
Saturday, July 18th, 2020, HelpMeDonate provided backpacks to
a school supply drive held by LivingHope Church. The supplies
were being distributed to families in need.