Hurricanes can have a devastating effect on the areas hit hardest and this is no less true for recent hurricanes Harvey in Houston and Irma in Florida. Below are a few ways that you can help hurricane relief efforts after the storm passes.
The Red Cross
has prepared and is deploying help to areas that were hit hardest but if you were one of the fortunate you can help by donating supplies to local area shelters. Another great way to aid in relief efforts is to donate money rather than material items to local organizations. According to the Center for International Disaster Information
, money can be more useful to charities because survivors needs can vary.
If you’d like to make a cash donation, you can visit GuideStar.org
to check the legitimacy of charitable organizations. Charity Navigator has compiled a list of trusted groups for Hurricane Irma relief, including American Red Cross
and Save the Children