Hurricane Florence has left a trail of death and destruction in her wake, particularly in the Carolinas. Recovery in the affected areas will take a very long time, and the people there can use all the assistance they can get.
Hurricane Florence: How you can help
Donate to these reputable charities
Numerous charities are funneling money into relief efforts connected to the massive storm. Charity Navigator has a list of highly rated, trustworthy organizations.
These organizations will provide assistance to the affected communities in Florence’s wake. Donors can choose to donate to specific causes on the organizations’ respective websites, or use Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket to complete their donations.
Habitat for Humanity: One of money expert Clark Howard’s favorite charities, Habitat for Humanity is monitoring the situation in the Carolinas and preparing to rebuild residents’ homes when the damage is accessed. Donate to their recovery efforts here.
Widespread flooding and devastation from #HurricaneFlorence has forced thousands out of their homes and communities. Habitat is monitoring this situation and is committed to long-term recovery. Donate here to support Habitat’s recovery efforts. https://t.co/QZw7NjKn4k
— Habitat for Humanity (@Habitat_org) September 14, 2018
Official GoFundMe Hurricane Relief Fund: Donation site GoFundMe has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund to help those affected by Florence. All you have to do is enter your donation.
“GoFundMe is working with state and local officials to ensure that the money raised on GoFundMe will get to those who need it most,” the company says on its site. “Our giving community always steps up in times of need, and we are here to make sure their generosity is protected.”
The American Red Cross: The Red Cross continues to organize its efforts in response to the crisis. The agency said that more than 1,500 workers had been mobilized to assist in relief efforts.
More than 1,500 Red Cross disaster workers are helping #HurricaneFlorence relief efforts. Some 80 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and relief supplies have been deployed. https://t.co/qdcmKzW2pw pic.twitter.com/cDx2xOeaiP
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) September 13, 2018
The Red Cross is taking donations to help those affected by Florence. You can donate here.
Americares: Americares, a health-focused disaster relief organization, also has boots on the ground to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. You can donate to Americares relief efforts here.
#HurricaneFlorence2018 update from our own Tom Cotter—#Americares will be providing support to over 90 health partners that are across the Carolinas and Virginia as we are needed. #GetReadyNow pic.twitter.com/fOc9NOBMOo
— Americares: Saving Lives (@Americares) September 13, 2018
On a local level, the North Carolina Community Foundation is assisting by supporting nonprofit organizations with programs that help hurricane victims in the state. Donations can be made through the NCCF website.
Team Rubicon: The relief organization enlists veterans to help natural disaster-hit communities rebuild around the country. Donate to Team Rubicon here.
— GovX.com (@ShopGovX) September 14, 2018
GlobalGiving: The group focused on helping grassroots charity organizations has launched a Hurricane Florence relief fund to help local responders.
The eye of #HurricaneFlorence made landfall this morning and communities across the region are experiencing 90 mph winds, widespread flooding, and power outages.
Donate today to support trusted, community-led nonprofits helping those in need. https://t.co/Q4pZIP1mSt
— GlobalGiving (@GlobalGiving) September 14, 2018
United Way: The venerable organization is giving a helping hand to affected communities in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Donate to their efforts here.
United Way stands ready to fight for everyone in the path of #HurricaneFlorence.
As a critical part of a community’s recovery efforts, United Ways are ready to help as many people as possible in the affected areas.
— United Way (@UnitedWay) September 13, 2018