ORLANDO, Fla. - Hurricane Maria hasn't left Puerto Rico yet, but fundraising efforts for the island's recovery are already underway. The American Red Cross said it is soliciting donations to help residents rebuild their lives. Volunteers have been stationed on the island since Hurricane Irma hit more than two weeks ago. Sherri Monroe, the organization's regional executive director, said donations are used to buy supplies on the island since it's more affordable than shipping them from the mainland.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Hundreds of families in east Orange County will soon see first responders even faster during an emergency. Construction on the county's first fire station since 2013 will begin soon. The station, which is going to be on University Boulevard near Rouse Road, will also serve the University of Central Florida. Read: Demand grows for more fire stations in Orange County growingResidents in the area said they have been waiting years for the groundbreaking of a new fire station.
Several Salvation Army volunteers from Florida are on the way to Texas to help families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Three volunteers left from Orlando on Tuesday morning in a mobile feeding unit to spend two weeks feeding families. One of the volunteers, Bill Sweet, helped pack up the feeding unit to feed those who haven't had a hot meal for days. “It brings a tear to your eye,” he said. Steve Rocca, another volunteer, is grateful to be able to help.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".