Resources Available as Irma Moves North


9/11/2017 6:46:00 PM

Still grappling with Harvey, the American Red Cross, FEMA and other agencies offer support to those in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.

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Tropical Storm Irma, once a Category 4 Hurricane, traveled north in the U.S. Monday , leaving continued rainfall, winds and damage in Florida as it headed to Atlanta and other areas of the South. ACA International staff and members would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this storm and the lasting effects of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.

We are continuing to reach out to offer our support to industry members in the path of Harvey and the members of the ACA of Texas who are suffering from the catastrophic flooding caused by this storm.  The American Collectors Association of Texas has established a Disaster Relief Fund to support of the victims of Hurricane Harvey. More details will be released in ACA Daily this week.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared public health emergencies in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina due to Irma and, The New York Times reports, the storm could still create wind gusts near hurricane force.

Visit the American Red Cross website for resources helping the people affected by the recent storms across the southern U.S. and the Gulf Coast. If you are interested in helping, you can donate by calling (800) RED CROSS.

The American Red Cross also offers a website to find loved ones in areas affected by a disaster and to mark yourself “safe and well” if you are in those areas.

 Here is a list of other key resources:

If your company is working on fundraising efforts to help the victims of the storm or is affected by these storm and would like to share your story, please send an email to ACA’s Communications Department at comm@acainternational.org, Attn: Katy Zillmer.

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