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Our hearts are heavy watching the devastation unfold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, the US Virgin Islands and in Mexico. We know that many readers are looking to provide assistance and don't know where to start. Here are some amazing organizations who are mobilized to help the victims of the recent Natural Disasters that have caused so much pain and loss:
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.
ConPRmetidos: Our mission is connecting people in order to foster commitment with the personal, social and economic development of Puerto Rican communities wherever they are.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is a philanthropic organization that manages a permanent collection of funds as well as essential programs and services to benefit the citizens of the USVI. In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has established two funds to collect and distribute monetary donations for the purposes of providing immediate relief and supporting long-term community renewal efforts. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the cause, as no fees are being charged by the Foundation.
Project Paz is accepting donations for the victims of the two earthquakes that devastated Mexico on September 7 and 19. Our Mexican brothers and sisters are in need of our assistance, and we hope to contribute to their relief, but we need your help!
Volunteer Florida, the lead agency for volunteerism and national service in Florida, administers $31.7 million in federal, state, and local funding for national service and volunteer programs across the state. They also administer the Florida Disaster Fund, the State of Florida’s official private fund which assists Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.
Bridge To Hope provides a comprehensive set of programs designed to bridge the gap to self-sufficiency for at risk populations in Southern Florida. They strive to raise the quality of life, the standard of living, and to restore dignity and hope to those in need.
Florida & Texas Animals:
The ASPCA is on the ground in Florida and South Carolina providing emergency shelter for animals who were in the path of Hurricane Irma. “As we continue our efforts in Texas to help pets and their owners displaced by Hurricane Harvey, we are expanding our efforts to provide much-needed resources and support to shelters and agencies along the (FL) coast as they prepare for the impending life-threatening storm,” says Tim Rickey, Vice President of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. 100% of your donation will go toward the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Fund, to support all of our efforts for animals in disaster and cruelty situations https://www.aspca.org/news/aspcas-response-irma
Since 1997 the Texas Diaper Bank has been working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities and seniors. 100% of donations to our disaster relief fund will be going to the disaster relief efforts to all Texas coastal areas that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We will be distributing all donated items to shelters that are housing evacuees and other organizations that need diapers and items to distribute.