Giving During the Holidays: 3 Forgotten Causes

The holiday season is a time for merry and cheer with family and friends as well as a time to reflect on the struggles of those less fortunate and consider
ways to give.

This year, we’ve either witnessed or directly experienced nature’s wrath with the many destructive natural disasters that took place around the globe.
These disasters have affected some of the most economically challenged communities, leaving them reliant on private and foreign aid for recovery. So
many families are still living the tragic aftermath of these events.

In our increasingly fast paced world, we know how difficult it can be to keep up with the daily influx of information and day-to-day occurrences, so we’d
like to remind you to keep these 3 major natural disasters in mind when making a donation this season.



On September 8th, 2017, Mexico experienced a powerful 8.1-magnitude earthquake followed by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on September 19th, exactly 32 years
after the deadliest earthquake Mexico has seen. Due to its location, the country’s capital is at risk of these types of earthquakes. In total, 468
lives were claimed by both earthquakes and thousands of homes were declared uninhabitable. 


Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria made its first landfall on September 18th, 2017 on the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds
of 160 mph. It is currently the strongest tropical hurricane to date with a death toll of 547. It ravaged the Caribbean and caused a major humanitarian
crisis in Puerto Rico. 
Puerto Rico’s power grid was severely damaged by the powerful storm and as of November 19th, only 50% of the commonwealth had electricity. The island was
still recovering from Hurricane Irma’s indirect impact just 2 weeks prior when Hurricane Maria hit.


Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma is the strongest observed Cape Verde hurricane observed in the Atlantic since Katrina, and the most intense hurricane to hit the U.S. since.
There were a total of 134 lives claimed by the powerful cyclone with many survivors still affected by the devastating aftermath.
Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on September 10th, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane and killed a total of 82 people with one death occurring during
storm preparations. Irma left 3 quarters of Florida powerless and either destroyed or caused major damage to home, leaving many families –many with


In the spirit of giving and with our littlest neighbors in mind, Inreact has teamed up with MM 50 Relief Project, for a toy drive the children of the Florida Keys affected by Hurricane Irma. If you’d like to participate in bringing a smile to a child’s face this season, you may drop-off new and unwrapped toys at Inreact’s offices located at 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 300, Coral Gables, FL – 33134 through Wednesday, December 20th. 

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