November 14, 2018

California Wildfires

The wildfires in California are still burning and have affected thousands of people, homes, and schools across several counties including Ventura, Los Angeles, and Butte counties. MDR is closely monitoring the ongoing impact of the wildfires as the situation is evolving every day. Here is what we know so far:

  • Mandatory evacuation orders are affecting nearly 200,000 people and may affect mail delivery even if post offices are not closed.
  • USPS has suspended delivery to 351 ZIP codes at this time.
  • We've identified 6,355 institutions in the affected ZIP codes to help you determine how best to modify your marketing programs.

We will continue to monitor the USPS and State Department of Education websites so that we can be sensitive and responsive to the situation in the region.

We have prepared a file of affected institutions to help you determine how best to modify your mail campaigns and other marketing programs. Click here to download this file. The file includes:

  • SCF and zip codes impacted
  • Counts of Institutions impacted
  • Institutions impacted

We'd like to encourage marketers to be aware and thoughtful of the challenges of these areas, and encourage them to consider the needs of these areas as they think about their philanthropic and charitable giving.

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and there are still areas dealing with the hurricane aftermath. We have contacted all the impacted institutions and our database has been updated to reflect the status of institutions that may be temporarily closed, had an address change, etc.

Hurricane Florence

MDR has contacted impacted institutions and updated our database to reflect the status of these institutions. There are areas still dealing with the damage Florence inflicted, requiring some schools to be temporarily closed or moved.

As information becomes available, we will update this page with what we learn about the buildings located in the affected areas including closures and relocations.

We understand that you may wish to reach teachers in the affected areas to provide support to them personally or to their schools. We can help you reach them online or through social media where they may turn for help and resources. Your MDR Representative can help you make the best decisions about timing of any messages as well as your email or direct mailings.

You can reach us at (877) 625-0334 or email us at