Helping hurricane victims

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NATIONAL (WCIA) — President Trump arrives in Florida Monday to assess the damage from Hurricane Michael. As of Monday morning, at least 19 people have died and authorities expect the number to rise.

Mexico Beach, Fla., was the hardest hit area. Entire blocks of homes were destroyed in the small, panhandle community. Many are asking how to help the victims.

Some area organizations are making it easier to donate. It’s getting easier and easier to help victims of Hurricane Michael. Organizations, like the Salvation Army, are taking things digital to collect donations.

With the click of a button, tap of a finger or a verbal request, you can do you part right from the comfort of your own home.

“Alexa, make a donation to the Salvation Army.”

“How much would you like to donate?”

“Whenever someone in our area wants to donate to this specific cause, 100%, 100% of it goes directly to them.”

Major Randall Summit says there’s always the option of dropping off cash or a check to the Salvation Army.

“They’ve already started getting people out of the area. They’ve set up emergency shelters, kitchens and we’re just trying to do whatever the area needs, any of those specialized, you know, the things that fall through the cracks-type stuff. Those are what we’re working on right now.”

They’re asking for monetary donations at this tie, but they’re always accepting food and clothing donations if that’s what you’d like to drop off.

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