Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have displaced tens of thousands of people, and the overwhelming costs of the damages continue to mount. Now, more than ever, we all want to step up and help.
Here are some ways you can support those affected by these disasters.
1. Donate to a Campaign
2. Share with your Networks
If you’re not able to donate, share the links to the relief home pages with your social networks to spread the word about how to help. We recommend sharing on Facebook, by email, and by text.
Or, find a specific campaign that moves you on the Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, or Hurricane Maria relief home pages, and become an ambassador for the campaign. Share the link on your Instagram, Facebook Timeline, Twitter feed, by email, or by text. By sharing these links with your networks, you are directly increasing the support those affected receive.
3. Start a Certified Charity Campaign to Support Direct Assistance
Leverage your networks, and start a campaign to raise funds for charities that are directly aiding those affected by these disasters. It's an easy way to make a big impact. GoFundMe has partnered with PayPal Giving Fund to deliver the funds directly to the charity you're raising money for. To learn more about setting up a Certified Charity Campaign, click here.
Here is a list of highly rated 501(c)(3) charities* providing aid in the wake of Hurricane Irma
Heart to Heart
Learn about Heart to Heart here
Start a campaign for Heart to Heart
Catholic Relief Services
Learn about Catholic Relief Services here
Start a campaign for Catholic Relief Services
Learn about AmeriCares here
Start a campaign for AmeriCares
International Relief Teams
Learn about International Relief Teams here
Start a campaign for International Relief Teams
Here is a list of 501(c)(3) charities providing aid in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
Austin Pets Alive!
Learn about Austin Pets Alive! here
Start a campaign for Austin Pets Alive!
Learn about Chinquapin School here
Start a campaign for Chinquapin School
Learn about Feeding Texas here
Start a campaign for Feeding Texas
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Learn about Greater Houston Community Foundation here
Start a campaign for Greater Houston Community Foundation
Houston Food Bank
Learn about Houston Food Bank here
Start a campaign for Houston Food Bank
Rockport-Fulton Chamber Foundation
Learn about Rockport-Fulton Chamber Foundation here
Start a campaign for Rockport-Fulton Chamber Foundation
Learn about Houston SPCA here
Start a campaign for Houston SPCA
Houston Humane Society
Learn about Houston Humane Society here
Start a campaign for Houston Humane Society
Click here to learn how to start a campaign for someone you know personally who is affected, and click here to learn how to start a Certified Charity campaign. Finally, click here to learn about how GoFundMe ensures your donations go to verified beneficiaries.
*Charities listed on the "highly rated charity list" for Hurricane Irma are all rated 4 star by Charity Navigator.