The most powerful storm to hit the continental US in decades leveled much of the Florida panhandle. We are in touch with our supply distribution partners to coordinate hygiene kits and medical supplies but what is needed now, today, is cash to get into the hands of the pregnant women, LGBTQI evacuees, families with kids with special needs, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and immigrants who don't feel safe accessing mainstream services.
It's hurricane season. As we know all too well here at COHI HQ in Texas, natural disasters like hurricanes disrupt healthcare services, electricity, food distribution placing vulnerable women and children directly in the eye of a storm of a different sort.
COHI aims to raise $50,000 to: -Hire a team of evacuee women to coordinate COHI's relief efforts within the shelters -Provide cash grants to evacuees to cover emergency housing and transportation costs for vulnerable women and children who've lost their homes and vehicles in the storm - Provide cash grants to evacuees to cover costs associated with labor and delivery support and medical care for medically fragile kids
Thousands are predicted to be affected first by the storm surge and then by flooding in the coming days and weeks. COHI is equipped and prepared to respond, specifically working with people of color and the LGBTQI community.