Natural Disaster Support
“REBOOT IS HERE TO HELP”
Florida’s Hurricane Ian victims wonder how they will make it through the next week. What they will do for food, water, and how they will start to rebuild their lives. Charities like Reboot make a critical difference at times like these.
As survivors begin to emerge from their shelters and take stock of their new situation……a cavalry of volunteers is already on their way with water, food, medicine, supplies, tools – and just as importantly, comfort and hope.
Hours Matter When a Hurrican like Ian Strikes
Before the water runs out. Before the food runs out. Before disease spreads. Sometimes the need is to bring materials in…sometimes the need is to get refugees out.
Whatever the need may be, our volunteers and aircraft provide an agile response during those first critical hours – even before the ports reopen. Even before the jets can get back on the runways. Even before the trucks can get through.
This aid allows victims to have safe, sanitary & stable shelter until materials and workers for permanent repairs can even arrive.
When victims are stabilized and strengthened, they can in turn be helpful and supportive of their neighbors. It has a powerful ripple effect.
Benefits of Agility
The value of agility in transportation was especially demonstrated in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Over a period of four months, hundreds of volunteer workers from every construction trade were shuttled to and among the Bahamian islands on weekly rotations to work on housing stabilization for hundreds of local residents. In addition, several tons of building materials were ferried to the islands by our volunteers and aircraft to keep the construction crews supplied.
The result of this intensive airlift operation was that nearly all of the stabilization work was completed before regular commercial air transportation service to the islands had even been restored. Victims would have had to endure months in unsafe and unhealthy living conditions if the construction volunteers had to wait for regular air service to be re-established before starting.