The flooding that occurred in the Houston area in April 2016 was nothing short of devastating. Here are some of the startling statistics, according to CNN:
- 240 billion gallons of rain fell in the Houston area.
- The rain was enough to fill 363,400 Olympic-size swimming pools.
- 123,000 homes lost power.
- A state of disaster was declared in nine different counties.
- 1,000 homes were flooded.
- Property damage in Harris County totaled $5 billion.
- 1,200 high-water rescues were made.
Needless to say, many people were suddenly left without food and clean drinking water, and without a way to get more.
At 4Patriots, we talk a lot about being prepared for these types of things. But the truth is, some folks are unable to do that, due to living paycheck by paycheck or not having a job at all.
Our hearts go out to those people… and so does our food. We recently donated a three-month kit of our Food4Patriots emergency food to the Houston Food Bank (www.HoustonFoodBank.org). They received our donation on May 5, 2016.
I’m not patting ourselves on the back here. I’m only mentioning it to let you know that your purchases of our products – including Food4Patriots – are what allow us to help people in need.
And if you want to be prepared for the next weather-related crisis in your area, take a peek at what we offer at www.Food4Patriots.com. Our emergency food has a shelf life of up to 25 years and comes packaged in 72-hour, one-week, four-week, three-month and one-year kits.