The Atlantic (or Poseidon or Neptune) has decided that this year is going to be a big Hurricane year. With Harvey, Irma, impacting a wide swath of people and places.
Not everyone can take time and volunteer, or donate goods. But, as many charities in Houston, Florida, and beyond have said, donating money is a big help as well.
This post is only a partial list of the many organizations that are out there to be donated to. For a more complete list, please visit the full list that’s on our website (Seriously, there are a lot, lot more organizations that are doing amazing things listed there, and I’m keeping it updated as well).
There are always the big national charities that you can give a donation to help the relief effort, like the Red Cross, Americares, Salvation Army. (Americares is one of the charities that operates in Puerto Rico and is helping them out).
GoFundMe has set up a page of campaigns that have been put up for Irma and Harvey. And again, they say that if people see Campaigns on there that don’t look legit to use their Report Campaign button so that they can take it down.
Also, please remember to check if your church, synagogue, mosque, etc. has something that they’re contributing to. A lot of places of faith already have large networks throughout the country (and world) that can get help to those who need it sometimes faster than the large national charities.
Most importantly, if you ever have a question about whether a charity is legit or not, the first place to go is Charity Navigator (I urge you to even check the charities I have listed here if you’re at all worried). They have all sorts of information about the charities, and if you can’t find the charity that has you feeling uneasy, perhaps think about giving somewhere else.
To all those in the areas hit, our thoughts and prayers are with you.