Amazon have been working to deliver aid which includes water, generators, food, KN95 masks, and more to the areas in the USA devastated by Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires through partnerships with community organizations.
Hurricane Laura has left more than 600,000 Americans without power or access to clean water, which could last for up to a month. Amazon is partnering with the state of Louisiana and Louisiana Economic Development’s emergency management team to help donate and deliver more than 150,000 bottles of water and World Hope International through the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to donate thousands of requested items such as generators, chainsaws and baby formula.
Since August, California wildfires have burned more than a million acres of land across the state causing bad air quality, evacuations and damage to property. Amazon has teamed up with Feeding America’s network of regional California food banks to help provide relief to residents including over 170,000 bottles of water, 16,000 KN95 masks, and over 185,000 food items. Amazon have also donated to the ongoing wildlife efforts of the American Red Cross and Fairgrounds Shelter by delivering in-demand relief supplies—including sleeping bags, large tents, gas camping stoves, and fuel cylinders.
“This year has been like no other—on top of a global pandemic—with multiple disasters happening in parallel across the globe. I’m incredibly impressed by all our community partners and the monumental efforts they are doing to support families in need. We’re committed to helping the communities in which we serve, where we can leverage our scale and existing logistics and technological networks to help those enduring the consequences of these disastrous events.”
– Abe Diaz, Amazon’s senior technical program manager, Disaster Relief by Amazon