Georgia state officials have urgently appealed to Nourish America for help to provide flood victims with much needed nutritional support after this week's historic and deadly storm left many without homes - and many more without water, power and food.
"We could really use some help. We are calling for donations of food, water and other supplies for relief workers and the flood victims. Many, many families have been evacuated from their homes. Any donations we receive would be a blessing," said State Representative Sharon Beasley Teague of Atlanta, Georgia.
According to Representative Beasley Teague, the greatest tragedy of this storm is that most families with flooded homes do not have flood insurance -so there is little help to replace property damaged by the storm. In addition, the first floors of many homes in Atlanta and surrounding areas are completely flooded. Since the first floor usually contains the kitchen, all food as well as the ability to store perishable foods and to prepare meals has been destroyed.
To date, nine people have lost their lives, experts estimate that a quarter of a billion dollars of property in the state of Georgia has been damaged, hundreds of roads and bridges have been destroyed, an uncounted number of homes and businesses are waste-deep in stagnant, unclean water - and more rain is predicted to come through this coming weekend.
Working in collaboration with the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), Nourish America is requesting product and cash donations to help with the current flooding crisis in Georgia and other affected Southeastern states.
Robin Read, CEO of NFWL says, "We at the National Foundation of Women Legislators feel priviledged to be able to work in conjunction with Representative Beasley Teague on this relief effort. Because of the hard work of Representative Beasley Teague and her staff, donated products will be distributed seamlessly throughout the area. We are proud to have Representative Beasley Teague as a member of the National Foundation of Women Legislators. We wish her and her family the best, as their home too has been flooded by this storm."
Your generosity will help Nourish America get nutritional support into the hands of the families who need it most! Please consider donating any of the following:
Protein and meal replacement bars
Protein and meal replacement drinks
Protein and meal replacement powders
Shelf stable dairy products
Shelf stable prepared foods
Ready to eat snacks
Ready to eat cereal
Shelf stable juice
Shelf stable baby food
Multi-vitamins for children, adults and seniors
Other supportive nutritional supplements
Hand sanitation products
Body and skin care products
"It's times like these that make us stronger. We are grateful to have friends like Nourish America and the National Foundation for Women Legislators to help us in our time of need, providing our citizens with needed nutritional support. Bless You All for your kindness, thoughts and prayers," said Representative Beasley Teague.
To donate: Please contact [email protected], call us at (866) 487-1484 or donate online at www.nourishamerica.org. Cash contributions can be sent to Nourish America, P.O. Box 567, Ojai, CA 93024.
About Nourish America
Nourish America is an award-winning non-profit organization that provides nutritional supplements and nourishing foods (including naturals and organics) to those in need in America. Daily, 30,000 children in need, 34,000 low income seniors and 12,000 National Guard men and women throughout America receive nutritional support through Nourish America programs. Nourish America also provides nutritional support to evacuees, victims and emergency workers during domestic disasters.
It costs only ten cents a day to provide nourishment to someone in need through Nourish America. For three years in a row, Nourish America has received high ratings for its fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity watchdog organization. Independent audits of Nourish America's finances show that over 96% of all donations go directly to programs and those served. Donations can be made online at www.nourishamerica.org. Get the latest news by becoming Nourish America's friend on Facebook. Follow our progress on Twitter.