Host a Disaster response gathering for Hurricane Florence

The Carolinas stand in the path of Hurricane Florence, a massive Category 3 storm fueled by warming ocean waters supercharged by climate change. More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate across the coast.

In this moment of devastation, it is clear our movements must mobilize 1) our resources and 2) our power to support communities most impacted by this climate disaster.

At you Disaster Response Gathering, we’re asking that you:

  1. collect resources and aid

  2. call out your politicians who are offering hollow “thoughts and prayers” while also taking money from the wealthy fossil fuel billionaires responsible for mega-storms like Florence

The storm is likely to stall out over the region for days, dropping as much as 60 inches of rain and causing extreme flooding, which threatens black and brown communities with pig manure and coal ash, and imperils the lives of prisoners trapped in cages while their guards are free to flee.

It’s been a year since Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma ravaged communities in Puerto Rico and the Southeastern United States, contributing to the most deadly and expensive year on record for climate-related disaster. Yet, a year out from these catastrophic events, President Trump moved $10 million from FEMA to ICE, choosing to prioritize the imprisonment of families and children at the border over emergency response for communities in danger of climate disaster.

Disaster Response Gatherings

We are putting a call out to every corner of the country to mobilize our communities to raise money and resources and direct them to on-the-ground organizations who are prepared to respond to those communities most forgotten by mass aid organizations and our government.

At your Disaster Response Gathering, we’re asking that you:

  1. collect resources and aid

  2. call out your politicians who are offering hollow “thoughts and prayers” while also taking money from the wealthy fossil fuel billionaires responsible for mega-storms like Florence

Sign up to host a Disaster Response Gathering in your town, city or school.