A local humanitarian group, Direct Relief, is stepping up to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Direct Relief has emergency packs already in Florida ready for when disaster strikes.
Shipments are on the way to Haiti for hurricane damage relief. Hurricane Matthew already hit Haiti a couple of days ago killing at least 260 people.
This weekend Direct Relief will have people on standby just in case the situation gets even worse. Direct Relief turns attention to Florida on Thursday.
Part of its annual effort, Direct Relief set up emergency packs in Florida just in case there is a hurricane. Those packs could be opened soon.
Damon Taugher of Direct Relief says, “This year right now we already have nine of those propositioned packs that are already in Florida in the path of the projected hurricane right now. Inside those packs are a wide ranged items used for acute care and chronic disease management.”
Each pack has enough supplies to help up to five thousand people for a month.
Once those packs are out or if the situation gets worse, Direct Relief will determine what else they need to send.