Help Strand Security Collect Donations for Louisiana Flood Victims!
Do You Remember The Historic SC Flood of October 2015?
It’s now called the ‘1000 year flood’ and it happened right here along the Grand Strand and in other parts of South Carolina. Thousands of families lost belongings, homes, property and many other people were displaced and had to leave their homes.
It’s happening all over again and it’s so heartbreaking to watch it all unfold!
This time is the state of Louisiana that’s dealing with unexpected and unprecedented floods.
We Felt Compelled to Act!
Heather of Strand Security felt she needed to act. But, like many others, didn’t really know how to go about it. That is, until she received this email from ESA (Electronic Security Association) about a local Louisiana agency is dire needs. Please read.
This past week, heavy rains and extreme floods have devastated southern Louisiana resulting in over a dozen fatalities and thousands displaced from their homes; many unaware if those home are still standing. As the rising water begins to wane, ESA members are looking for ways to help our Louisianan neighbors.
Quality Support Coordination, Inc., a local agency that works to provide social services to persons with developmental disabilities and the elderly, has been in service of over 4,000 families and is looking for additional assistance in this time or natural disaster.
At this time the agency has 50+ families that have lost everything due to the flood event of August 2016. These families all receive Medicaid and have limited resources with most living off of Social Security due to varying levels of disability. Quality Support Coordination, Inc. is asking this great community for assistance to help these families. Times like these affect people with Developmental Disabilities and the Elderly in very different ways than people without these special needs.
Below is a list of our greatest needs:
- Gift Cards to any grocery store, Walmart, etc.
- Any food or bottled water, ice chests
- Bath towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, pillow cases
- Toiletries- soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, razors for men and women, shaving cream, deodorant etc.
- Cleaning supplies- bleach, brooms, paper towels, mops, razor cutters for sheet rock
- Fans to help dry out homes
- Clothes for men and women- medium, large and extra-large; socks, undergarments
- Medical equipment (that is in working order) – wheelchairs, hospital beds, shower chairs, etc.
You see, there was the nudge Heather needed to take action.
Now We Need Your Help!
(consider this your nudge to help)
Here is our plea; we can’t do it alone.
If you remember what it was like in South Carolina just 11 months ago, and if you can imagine the devastation these families are living with in Louisiana and if you feel in your heart it’s right to act, get in contact with us today!
We accept donations from individuals, families and businesses. The very best way to help these families is by donating gift cards! Please contact Heather at 843-318-1192 or Heather@StrandSecurity.com.
We Aren’t he Only Ones Excited This is Actually Happening!
Heather spoke with Kamira Johnson of ESA and this was the follow up email she received.
Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for initiating such an awesome drive for the people in Louisiana. Like you said, it only takes one person! I spoke to my manager about you all and he is super excited! If you tell us when the story will air on ABC, we will record the clip and our marketing department can use it in one of their videos or stories. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you, again and have fun with your interview! You all are doing an amazing thing!
So before we hand it over to YOU and let you decide how you want to help, here are a few pictures of the TV interview!
Act Now To Help These 50 Families Who Lost Everything Last Month!
We will be collecting for one more week – please help us collect and donate gift cards for these families.
You can do this by calling Heather at 843-318-1192 or sending her an email right now at Heather@StrandSecurity.com!
Get involved! Act now.
Our TV News Story was the TOP STORY on the 5:30 PM news on Thursday September 8, 2016 and then repeated at 7 PM.
Read it here!
Here is the news clip from the 5:30 PM news.
WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather
Here is the news clip from the 7 PM news.