At Blind & Sons, we are committed to keeping homes comfy, safe and dry. When disaster strikes – like we’ve just seen with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – we are proud to partner with Generac®, a power systems company that supplies whole-home generators to the millions of people without power in the aftermath of the hurricanes.

What Is a Whole-Home Generator?

Simply put, a whole-home generator is an automatic back-up power system that runs on natural gas or propane. It sits outside of your home, just like an air conditioning unit, and only kicks on if your power goes out. In most cases, an automatic whole-home generator restores power in as little as 10 seconds. It’s a good idea to invest in a whole-home generator if:

  • You live somewhere with extreme weather, including hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards
  • You have elderly family members who are at a higher risk for hypothermia living in the home
  • You run a home business and can’t afford power outages

Interested in Helping Hurricane Victims?

Those who have been devastated by Harvey and Irma need more than just power to begin rebuilding and healing. There are many ways that you can get involved. A few things to remember:

  • Avoid the actual hurricane sites – It may be tempting to pack up and help with cleanup. However, you could be adding to the chaos by contributing to clogged traffic, cutting into depleted gasoline supplies and interfering with emergency responders.
  • Send money, not supplies – Many people generously respond to disasters by sending food, clothing and other supplies. However, sorting and distributing items takes time that volunteers don’t have. Sending cash is the fastest way to help.
  • Consider offering your home – You could join Airbnb’s disaster response program to help provide temporary accommodations to those in need.

Check out this article for a list of reputable organizations that can get your donation to those in need.