We have heard from Marylanders across our great state who want to help those affected by the recent hurricanes. After reaching out to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, Governor Larry Hogan created Maryland Call to Action: Relief & Recovery to help those affected by natural disasters. The purpose of this site is to connect Maryland citizens with organizations in need of donations and volunteers.
“Maryland is fortunate to have been spared the worst effects of this hurricane season thus far, so it is our responsibility to help our neighbors and friends in need. Many of our residents have personally reached out to my office, asking for ways they can help, and Maryland Call to Action: Relief & Recovery was created to answer that demand.”
– Governor Larry Hogan
|How Can I Assist With Hurricane Relief and Recovery Efforts?
Maryland agencies and local jurisdictions throughout the state continue to assist areas affected by recent hurricanes. Federal, state, local officials and numerous non-profit, private sector, faith-based, and volunteer organizations are currently lending a hand in this effort. The following outlines the ways that you can assist, too.
|Governor Larry Hogan Directs National Guard to U.S. Virgin Islands
Governor Larry Hogan today announced he has directed 100 soldiers from the Maryland National Guard to deploy to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, at the request of Governor Kenneth Mapp. Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Company from Catonsville will be deployed for potentially 30 days to assist with local law enforcement and guarding critical infrastructure as the island works to rebuild from the widespread devastation caused by the hurricane in early September.
|Governor Larry Hogan Directs National Guard to Assist Puerto Rico
The governor has authorized the deployment of a 26-member detachment of the Maryland National Guard’s 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, which will deploy for potentially 60 days to conduct water purification with two tactical systems that can each purify 1,200 gallons of water per hour.