disaster relief

Tue
05
Sep

Hurricane Irma Relief, Solidarity and Mutual Aid Guide

Hurricane Irma devastated the Leeward Islands as a category 5 hurricane. This storm is affected people living in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States. This guide is for people interested in supporting people affecting by this hurricane.

You can use Charity Navigator to research aid and solidarity groups and projects.

This guide should not be construed as any kind of political endorsement or label of groups or those helping people affected by the hurricane.

Updated: September 8, 2017, 10pm AST

U.S. Virgin Islands

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Residents checking in as safe and reporting damage

Sun
27
Aug

Houston / Gulf Coast Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey has devasted the coast of Texas and flooded the city of Houston and many other cities. We are sharing a list of resources for those affected by the disaster and for thos who want to provide mutual aid and solidarity. We strongly recommend that you research relief and aid organizations before donating money. Locals can always tell you which organizations are the most helpful to them.

You can use Charity Navigator to research aid and solidarity groups and projects.

Updated: September 1, 2017, 12 noon CDT

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The smaller cities and towns along the Gulf Coast are in great need of assistance right now!

September 1 update via Scott Crow

Fri
07
Oct

Hurricane Matthew Mutual Aid & Recovery

Hurricane Matthew is currently a strong tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007. The fourteenth tropical cyclone, thirteenth storm, fifth hurricane and second major hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Matthew formed from a vigorous tropical wave that moved off the African coast on September 22, progressing on a westward track until it developed into a tropical storm while it was situated just to the east of the Leeward Islands on September 28. A day later, it became a hurricane while west of the Leeward Islands, and rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane. It impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas. It is expected to significantly impact the southeastern United States, especially the U.S. state of Florida, as well as Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Over 900 deaths have been attributed to the storm, including 877 in Haiti.

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