As Florida residents, we’re no strangers to hurricanes. And after a hurricane hits, a lot of work must be done to get things back to normal. By coming together as a community, we can work together toward hurricane cleanup, and Carl’s Van Rentals wants to be a part of that. No matter where you’re headed, we’ll get you there, and here are some specific ways you can lend a helping hand.
Before heading out to help with cleanup efforts, assessing what supplies are needed is important. Organizations like the American Red Cross and local churches and shelters often have lists of specific items they need, such as water, non-perishable food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. If you carry your own supplies, ensure your van rental is big enough for everything you need.
Volunteer Your Time
Cleanup efforts often require a lot of manpower, and volunteers are always in high demand. Plenty of organizations will take on volunteers, including local churches and Habitat for Humanity. If you have experience with construction or home repair, your skills would be especially appreciated. Volunteering your time is a great way to give back to your community and help those in need.
Organize a Group
If you want to make an even bigger impact, consider organizing a group to help with cleanup efforts. Contact family and friends and coordinate a time and place to meet up. You can also contact local authorities to see if they have any information on group volunteering opportunities. By working together, you can cover more ground and get more done in a shorter amount of time.
Spread the Word
Plenty of people want to help with hurricane cleanup efforts, but they may not know where to start. Sharing information on social media or in your community about where and when volunteers are needed can help get the word out and bring more people together to help. You can also contact local news outlets to see if they cover specific cleanup efforts and share that information with your network.
We’re in This Together
Hurricane season is no fun, and it looks like this year will be active. At Carl’s Van Rentals in Tampa, FL, we’re prepared to lend a helping hand to our community if and when we’re impacted. Still, there are places around the state that deserve help as well. So, if you’re rounding up a group of people, supplies, and equipment, let us help your cause. Book one of our cargo vans, 15-passenger vans, or Sprinter vans today. For more information, dial (813) 872-7111.