Weekly Clinical Service Dose: Hurricane Irma relief: 7 ways to help storm victims
Making the First Day Easier
An estimated 1.2 million people have been affected by Hurricane Irma, according to the Red Cross, and that number could rise to 26 million.
If you want to do your part to help, there are a lot of options. *You can visit CharityNavigator.org to check the legitimacy of charitable organizations.
The Federal Trade Commission also has a list of tips for choosing a charity.
Here are some ways to help communities in need that we found on CharityNavigator.org:
- Florida’s hunger relief organization, Feeding Florida, is working with food banks across the state to feed those in need.
- Americares is accepting donations on its website.
- Sign up on Habitat for Humanity‘s Hurricane Recovery Volunteer Registry or make a donation help to rebuild homes after Irma passes.
- Convoy of Hope is sending food and emergency supplies and help to the victims of Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Haiti, and Cuba.
- Save the Children is helping children and families affected by the storms and setting up child play spaces in shelters and excepting donations.
- Oxfam is working to provide clean water and sanitation, and Salvation Army set up emergency shelters.
- Apple made it easy for customers to donate to hurricane relief efforts directly through iTunes and the App Store.
Of course, it’s not just humans who need assistance. Animal welfare organizations like:
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
- Best Friends Animal Society
- South Florida Wildlife Center
Have all put out calls for donations.
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