A Facebook group started back in 2013 is doing their part to ensure animals and their owners in the Southeastern United States have a place to turn to during a natural disaster. The group is very active right now with Hurricane Barry, which made landfall Saturday afternoon.
Southeastern U.S. Animal Rescue Help is managed by Dawn Algieri, Denise Lane Painter, Carrie Cummins Calabrese along with several moderators and currently has more than 6,400 members. Additional team members include Lauren Bernhardt-Rhone, Cherokee Wolf, Barry Rich, Kelly Whaley, Cipriana Costello, Whitney VandenBrink Parsons, Jessie Brown, Susan Floyd, Kristine Murtz Ryan and Brenda Mullens.
The group was formed to facilitate the communication between those in need, animals and humans, with those who can help them during times of crisis. There are people in the path of a natural disaster such as a flood, hurricane or tornado who are in need of help. There are people who can offer a safe place for people and animals alike. Southeastern U.S. Animal Rescue Help allows communication between both.
Up-to-the minute storm information is given within the group so people in the path of the storm or have loved ones in the path can find needed information without having to search all over the internet. Some current topics in the group include gas availability, forecasts and farm animal boarding.
Even if you’re not located in an area facing a natural disaster, this is an interesting group that shows by example that there are still good people out there ready and willing to help. We should thank them all for the time and dedication the administrators have to make this a great source for information. It’s one of the few groups I don’t see ‘fighting’ in.
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