Widespread attention has been on Hurricane Florence, its path, effects, and destruction. Causing heavy flooding and wind damage in the Carolinas over the weekend, Hurricane Florence has led many residents to face the task of repairing, cleaning, and rebuilding homes and businesses damaged during its path.
Lending a helping hand or making a donation to a worthy cause to provide the victims of Florence with hurricane relief is simple, especially when you know which non profit organizations you should send a donation to. Hold on, help is on the way! Today, we will briefly discuss how to help with Hurricane Florence relief.
How To Help With Hurricane Florence Relief
The most efficient and quickest way to support Hurricane Florence victims is by sending a financial donation to a reputable charity.
The International Disaster Information suggests these types of donations to avoid an abundance of physical donated goods that may not meet the immediate needs of those affected by the storm. Prior to making any donations towards hurricane relief, we strongly suggest that you reference our partner GuideStar or the Charity Navigator to see the level of transparency and financial health of the non profit organizations you are considering donating to.
Support Local Hurricane Relief Efforts
Sometimes the best way to know your donation will help victims directly is to donate to a charity or hurricane relief effort near the area of devastation. These are a few state-based relief efforts that could use your support:
Set up by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina which was directly affected by the storm, has a microsite designated to send direct donations to reputable organizations assisting Hurricane Florence victims.
This fund supports non profit organizations that help state residents recover from natural disasters.
Spearheaded by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, the state of North Carolina is accepting donations to help meet the immediate needs of people affected by Hurricane Florence.
Those displaced by Hurricane Florence can receive aid from this Durham, NC-based organization that collects diapers and feminine hygiene products.
This organization serves an area that stretches from the Research Triangle to the coast, which includes Wilmington and New Bern, NC which were severely impacted.
Support National Non Profit Organizations
Prepared to help as many as 100,000 people across the region, The Red Cross has already sent their first round of equipment, supplies, vehicles, meals, and cleanup kits to affected areas.
Donate to the group online here, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting “RED CROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Google is matching donations up to $1 million
United Way created the United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund to support local communities in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Florence.
Delivers portable cribs, toys, baby wipes, and other supplies to North Carolina Evacuation shelters. Furthermore, the organization’s emergency response team sets up areas within shelters where displaced children can play. Click here to donate to this group.
SBP is a national nonprofit aimed at shrinking the time between disaster and recovery. SBP currently has teams in the Carolinas mucking, gutting and conducting mold remediation in communities that need it most, before it transitions to rebuilding homes and training other nonprofits to do the same.
The Aftermath of Hurricane Florence
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