AVL Hurricane Dorian Response
The local grassroots community of Asheville is answering the call for decentralized relief efforts around the already devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.
The hurricane has decimated the Bahamas and is crawling up the east coast wreaking destruction in its wake. Millions of people have been given evacuation orders along the eastern seaboard. There is flooding in many locales between Savannah GA and Norfolk VA, including many migrant farm worker camps and the coastal Gullah communities.
Our community focuses on both local and broader regional support and emergency medical response.We are working with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief as a decentralized mutual aid network to connect with those most adversely affected.www.mutualaiddisasterrelief.org
To get more involved locally here in Asheville, please join us for a broader community meeting.
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2346360348816432
All funds raised will be spent on transportation and supplies that will be taken directly to folks in areas most affected by this storm. We are collecting medical/first aid supplies, food, water, baby supplies, basic necessities, toiletries, as well as mucking & decontamination supplies for clean up and rebuilding. See more detailed list below!
In Love and Solidarity,
AVLFor ongoing updates, follow us here and/or check out Appalachian Medic Solidarity.AMS Instagram:
@appalachianmedicalsolidarityAMS FB: https://www.facebook.com/appmedsolid/ MADR Instagram:
@mutualaiddisasterreliefMADR Website: https://mutualaiddisasterrelief.org Needs List:
(Send or drop off at Firestorm Books, Attn: DRASL, 610 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
ONGOING PRIMARY NEED - Baby needs:
diapers of many sizes, formula soy & regular, diaper changing supplies, chest strap baby carriers, squeeze pack baby food, Pedialyte, small toys First Aid/longer term medical:
latex-free gloves, sterile gauze, 4x4 pads, abdominal pads, tourniquets, closure strips, tweezers, splints, triangular bandages, pen flashlights, self adhesive bandages, saline irrigation syringes, emergen-c packets/oral rehydration salts, anti-fungal cream, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, expectorants/decongestants, herbal medicines, NSAIDs, antibiotics, tape, epipen/epinephrine, narcan, sunscreen, high sugar snack Toiletries/menstruation care:
toilet paper, tooth brushes, floss, tooth paste, combs, pads/tampons, pregnancy tests, adult diapers, travel size soap, dry hair shampoo, hand sanitizer Food:
non perishables, granola bars, energy bars, ready to heat meal packets, water, gatorade powder, fresh food for immediate sharing when possible Decontamination/contamination prevention:
muck boots, elbow length gloves, wader boots, N95 face masks, safety glasses/goggles, water filtration, water jugs Energy:
flashlights/headlamps, lanterns, solar lights, generators, solar power phone chargers, portable solar panels, batteries and other charge storage units, charger plugs & cord Communication:
2-way radios like FRS/GMRS units (Ex: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1313645-REG/motorola_t260_6_pack_motorola_t260_two_way_radio.html
) or programmable like Baofaengs ( https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/baofeng-uv5r-walkie-talkie-handheld-128-3800-5-walkie-talkie-two-way-radio_p6580465.html?category_id=6510&prm=188.8.131.52
), lightly used smart phones Movement in flooded areas:
life vests, 4 person inflatable rafts, paddles, bilge pump, waterproof lights, dry bags Cleanup/hazard removal:
contractor trash bags, bleach, Dawn dish detergent, scrub brushes, large sponges, muck buckets,flat shovels, hand saws, hammers, crowbars, flat bars, other handtools, come-a-longs, 1" rope pulleys, climb rated carabiners, 3/8" & 1/2" double braid utility rope, heavy duty gloves, chainsaws (gas), 2 stroke oil, bar oil, extra chains Vehicles:
full gas jugs, motor oil, windshield wipers, bungee cords, tow straps, gas cards Warm things:
hand and feet warmers, wool socks, wool blankets, space blankets, hats, gloves Rain gear:
muck/rain boots, ponchos, rain jacket and pants (frogg toggs are cheap at Walmart), rice for drying phones Camp infrastructure/shelter improvisation:
large and medium sized tarps, paracord, large stakes, gorilla tape, utility knives, 5 gal buckets, dish soap, sturdy totes, 5 lb propane tanks (green ones), LP camp stoves, LP lantern, cooler, camp chairs