Hurricane Dorian was a destructive storm in the Bahamas, as well as here in the United States. Read information about how you can help the Bahamas on our blog here. Many of our donors want to know how they can also help those affected by Dorian in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Below is a list of nonprofits working to help the victims.
- American Red Cross set up more than 170 evacuation centers, in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. In preparation for the storm, 110 emergency response vehicles and 104 tractor-trailer loads full of relief supplies, including cots, blankets, and 63,000 ready-to-eat meals, were mobilized near evacuation centers and at-risk communities. In addition to funds, Red Cross also needs blood donors – there was a summer shortage in blood donations and Dorian resulted in the cancellation of nearly 50 Red Cross blood drives and donation centers in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
- Atlanta Humane Society, Best Friends and Good Mews Animal Foundation worked with animal shelters along the East Coast to evacuate animals and provide shelter for evacuated animals.
- The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now collecting disaster relief donations for both Dare County and Ocracoke.
- The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and the Food Bank of the Albemarle have put together a joint plan to ensure food pantries coast of North Carolina are stocked with food, water and supplies.
- The Central Carolina Community Foundation is accepting donations through its One SC Fund. The fund provides grants to nonprofits to fund relief, recovery and/or rebuilding assistance programs from state-declared emergencies.
We will continue to update this list in the coming days. To learn more or make a grant, contact your philanthropic officer.