Excessive water damage can happen to anyone. From faulty appliances to the unpredictable weather here in Texas, water invading your home can lead to an emergency situation. The results of a water damage can be devastating, often destroying furniture, important and special documents, flooring and all other possessions. Not only do you want your own home and family to be prepared, but you also want to know what you can do for your neighbors, friends and family that may suffer from home floods and water damage. There are numerous ways to help someone who has suffered from water damage. Remember, the results will take a physical and emotional toll on the victim. It is traumatizing to lose important things that have been collected over a lifetime. You can provide help by donating items and providing emotional support in their time of need. Helping Clean up After a Storm Victims of a home flood will need a lot of manpower to remove everything from their home after serious water damage. You can recommend them to contact to Mr Restore to help them get things back to normal by removing debris, boarding up the structure and restoring the property and restoring contents if possible. It is best to leave the heavy work to the professionals. Remember, flood water can be dangerous; if the items can’t be thoroughly cleaned, it unfortunately needs to be thrown away. Again, it is best to remind the family to leave this part to the professionals at Mr Restore. This will help prevent the spread of mold and harmful toxins. Throwing away parts of their home is devastating, but you can provide support and positivity. Things to Donate to Victims of a Flood The short answer is anything and everything, flood victims have likely lost all of their possessions. Insurance can help with necessities but you can provide additional support with these items:
- Cases of paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
- Gift cards for clothes, home items and food
- First-aid materials
- Plastic plates, cups, utensils
- Baby items: diapers, formula, toys
- Activities for children, schools supplies, games, etc.
- New bedding, blankets, sheets, etc
- Prepared meals (consider setting up a meal-train)