Just a week ago most American’s were glued to the news and TV watching Hurricane Michael hit the Florida and Georgia shore. The hurricane with winds of 155mph damaged 16,000 single residences and more than 4,000 have been destroyed with 26 people currently found deceased. It’s clear we all need to band together and help those affected by Hurricane Michael.
We have gathered a small list of organizations that are accepting donations for Hurricane Michael victims and some are accepting volunteers. Below is information on how to donate through Save the Children, American Red Cross and Samaritan’s Purse for Hurricane Michael relief.
After Hurricane Michael hit Florida and Georgia the Save the Children organization has established an initial base of operations in Tallahassee, Florida. They will expand their efforts as soon as roads to the coastline communities are opened and deemed safe for travel.
Currently, essential child-focused supplies are being delivered in the area, and Save the Children coordinating with national and state partners to assess children’s immediate needs in shelters and communities.
To donate to the Save the Children Hurricane Michael relief fund please visit: https://support.savethechildren.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app30117a?df_id=2805&2805.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=E2B94E595F39EFA547CF254B3604A873. If you would like more information about Save the Children please click here.
For over 100 years American Red Cross has helped emergencies like a small house fires to multi-state natural disasters. Their goal has also been to wherever they are needed, so disaster victims can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.
American Red Cross announced that volunteers are needed in North Florida and the Southern Half of Georgia to help support Hurricane Michael relief efforts. They need help maintaining and setting up sheltering facilities, registering clients, maintaining client information, serving meals, and general housekeeping. If you live in North Florida or the Southern Half of Georgia, and are willing to volunteer, please apply now. Apply to Volunteer
American Red Cross is also accepting donations for Hurricane Michael here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-michael-donations.html/.
Another great donation site for Hurricane Michael victims and also is accepting volunteers is Samaritan’s Purse. During a National Disaster Samaritan’s Purse mobilizes staff and enlists thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to victims. Currently, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers have begun working in the Florida Panhandle and Albany.
Volunteers will be assisting homeowners by helping with roof tarping, chainsaw work and debris cleanup. They are taking volunteers but you must sign up first and receive confirmation from the Samaritan’s Purse staff. Sign Up To Volunteer.
To donate to the Hurricane Michael Disaster relief through Samaritan’s Purse please click here. For more information about Samaritan’s Purse Hurricane Michael initiative please visit: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/hurricane-michael-barrels-toward-florida-panhandle-please-pray/.
We will update this post if we find more charities or organizations for Hurricane Michael disaster relief. We send our prayers to all those effected by this catastrophic disaster that hit such beautiful cost lines.
Source: USA Today, Samaritan’s Purse, American Red Cross, Save the Children