Perry followed up his monetary gifts with a massive shipment of diapers and baby wipes (You can see a video clip of the supplies here) and reached out to help a woman named Iashia Nelson, who was rescued from floodwaters. Perry worked with a local car dealership and arranged for Nelson to receive a new ride.
“I never had a new car in my life!” Nelson said as she was handed the keys. “I’m going to try not to cry anymore. I’m so overwhelmed with emotions.”
Hurricane Irma is bound to create more need. If you feel called to help, Perry suggests doing some research first.
“I would challenge you to find someone who has boots on the ground,” he said. “It’s the immediate response that’s needed.”
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Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba Friday night.