After causing widespread destruction on the Florida Panhandle and parts of Georgia, Hurricane Michael is speedily approaching the Carolinas with damanging winds and a ton of rainfall parts of those states don’t need after extensive flooding earlier this month.
Hurricane Michael: How to help those in the path
Hurricane Michael relief efforts: Donate to these reputable charities
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.
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The American Red Cross
The Red Cross continues to organize its efforts by assisting evacuation efforts for tens of thousands of people in Michael’s path. The agency said you can help people affected by storms and countless other crises by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donatio
As #HurricaneMichael heads towards the southeast, we are supporting evacuation centers for tens of thousands of people as they seek safety from the storm. Here's how to prepare?? https://t.co/KICnY14UZC pic.twitter.com/LrocFHEOeR
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) October 9, 2018
Americares, a health-focused disaster relief organization, is also urging people to get out of the storm’s path. The organization has created a disaster checklist for those in harm’s way. Americares is accepting donations to send medicine and aid to those in need.
Storm surge is the main reason emergency management tells ppl to evacuate—be ready to evacutate for #HurricaneMichael. Michael, now CAT4 is only about 100 mi S-SW of Panama City FL. A CAT4 or stronger hurricane has never made landfall in the FL Panhandle! https://t.co/NTT95mDaam
— Americares: Restoring Health (@Americares) October 10, 2018
The relief organization enlists veterans to help natural disaster-hit communities rebuild around the country. Donate to Team Rubicon here.
The venerable organization is giving a helping hand to affected communities in Florida. Donate to their efforts here.
The storied organization is mobilizing volunteers to help with the needs of those affected, including enlisting mobile kitchens and more. Donate to their efforts here.
And we can’t forget about the pets…
The organization is getting the word out about emergency rescue efforts to save animals in the path of Michael, as well as the need to have a pet disaster preparedness kit. Donate to their efforts here.
As #HurricaneMichael prepares to make landfall, a reminder that your pets need YOU to protect them from this potentially deadly storm. Have an emergency evacuation plan & a pet disaster preparedness kit ready – and visit https://t.co/ErjlTeHAe9 for more tips on staying safe. pic.twitter.com/JahHjeAthJ
— American Humane (@AmericanHumane) October 9, 2018