BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is assisting with the rest of the nation to provide support to those in need as parts of Texas and Louisiana cope with the torrential rains and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
“The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey is shocking and has filled us with a tremendous sense of sadness and loss,” said Mayor Lili Bosse.
“The City of Beverly Hills has been in daily contact with emergency management agencies and is preparing to provide personnel for services and other support as needed. The City is exploring ways to provide assistance to other cities in need, as there will be much to do as the journey to long-term recovery continues. Although the destruction and loss of life seem overwhelming, there is much we can do as a City and as individuals to help with immediate as well as long-term recovery. Many charitable organizations are providing on the ground relief efforts. I urge everyone to donate generously to organizations such as the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW / 1-800-435-7669 or texting REDCROSS to 90999.”
“One of the ways we obtain control over a disaster is to channel resources through a chain,” advised Pamela Mottice-Muller, Director, Office of Resilience. “Monetary donations are essential because they can be used to fill immediate specific needs and often this can be done in affected areas where it is important to re-establish the economic base using local merchants. Additional organizations currently providing relief assistance can be found at www.beverlyhills.org/hurricanerelief.”
Being prepared is an effort that all residents can take part. It is important that everyone develops a family disaster plan and has supplies prepared for living without outside assistance for a minimum of at least 3 days. For additioanl information, visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org/oem or call the City’s Office of Resilience (310) 285-1014, for more information about agencies and charities that are providing assistance to disaster victims and on becoming more prepared.