SEARCH AND RESCUE AND AID DISTRIBUTION
As Hurricane Idalia hit North Florida, the Aerial Recovery SOAR Team & Volunteer Corps Operators, composed of 8 Heal the Heroes veterans and first responders now serving as Humanitarian Special Operators, swiftly deployed to be strategically positioned for the storm’s impact.
The storm, initially a Category 3 hurricane, made landfall near Perry, FL, causing substantial damage to infrastructure and the power grid. The team meticulously assessed key impact areas from South Tallahassee to Perry and Madison, ensuring the safety of affected individuals through close coordination with NGO partners and governmental sources.
Their extensive operations covered a wide rural expanse, conducting comprehensive disaster impact assessments with a particular focus on flood-affected regions. They provided invaluable support to shut-in residents, facilitating access by clearing debris and distributing aid to vulnerable communities. As conditions improved, the team transitioned to direct aid delivery and maintained outreach to at-risk individuals. The mission reached its culmination with the successful distribution of aid across various sites, marking a significant milestone in the response to Hurricane Idalia.
This impactful mission was made possible through vital partnerships with organizations like Lift Up and Global Empowerment Mission. Together, powerful collaborations maximize our ability to make a difference!
OUR IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS
Aid Distribution Recipients
Homes & Roads Cleared for Emergency Access
Health & Wellness Checks
Storm Impact Assessments
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