Hurricane Florence: How to Help Those in Need
More than one million people have been told to leave their homes to get out of Hurricane Florence's way.
As heavy winds, waves and rain pelted North Carolina Friday, residents faced power outage and rising water. Many called 911 to be rescued from their swamped homes.
For those looking to help, there are many groups and non-profit organizations helping the afflicted. Here are several sources of aid:
The Red Cross: You can donate $10 simply by texting "FLORENCE" to 90999.
Over 2,000 trained Red Cross disaster workers have deployed to ensure those affected by #HurricaneFlorence have a safe place to go. Watch as shelter residents in #NorthCarolina share how they're hunkering down with us. pic.twitter.com/ywdLvAVeW4— American Red Cross (@RedCross) September 14, 2018
#HurricaneFlorence has officially made landfall in the Carolinas. So far, The Salvation Army has served more than 6,500 meals.— Salvation Army Wisc (@SalvationArmyWI) September 14, 2018
You can support the ongoing relief work by donating online at https://t.co/rwEqzbu6TM, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by texting STORM to 51555. pic.twitter.com/m4qBEyULK7
A woman reacts to news that three of her neighbors were trapped in their home by a fallen tree. Getty
Facebook has a safety check page here.
Frank's Nation: The pet organization has launched a campaign to cover the expenses of volunteers searching for lost dogs in the affected areas. The nonprofit is named after a bulldog named Frank that was lost in Hurricane Harvey.
Frank's Nation is dedicated to the memory of a bulldog lost during Harvey. Frank's Nation
Task Force 75: This is a volunteer disaster response team made up of military veterans. The group provides rescue services for people and animals, first aid treatment and humanitarian assistance. They have a GoFundMe page for donations to cover expenses here.
An evacuee cradles her dog at the Trask Middle School hurricane shelter in Wilmington, North Carolina. Getty
The North Carolina Community Foundation supports local nonprofits throughout the state and is funding Hurricane Florence efforts along the coast. Donations can be made here.
Here's a list of highly-rated, trustworthy organizations who will be helping communities affected by #HurricaneFlorence: https://t.co/N2vYfisEqV— Charity Navigator (@CharityNav) September 12, 2018
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