Hurricane Michael: How to help those affected

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.

You may be wondering what you can do to assist those affected by Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael: How to help those in the path

As officials with the federal, state and local governments continue to track the menacing storm, numerous charities are ready to assist with relief efforts. Charity Navigator has a list of highly rated, trustworthy organizations. Here are some of them:

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.

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

Americares

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.

Team Rubicon

The relief organization enlists veterans to help natural disaster-hit communities rebuild around the country. Donate to Team Rubicon here.

United Way

The venerable organization is giving a helping hand to affected communities in Florida. Donate to their efforts here.

Salvation Army

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…

American Humane

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.

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