Hurricane Michael – Organizations involved in recovery and relief efforts

Silicon Valley Community Foundation has compiled a list of organizations working on the ground to support Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. 

The American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is on the ground providing food, shelter, health services and comfort to thousands of people across the region impacted by Hurricane Michael. The Red Cross has mobilized more than 1,000 trained disaster workers to support relief efforts across three states.

Direct Relief: Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization active in all 50 states and more than 80 countires, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Direct Relief is supporting more than 190 health centers serving some of the most vulnerable communities in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael, including Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. 

Feeding America: Feeding America provides support, food and supplies to people imapcted by disaster. Today, Feeding America is actively working to help families recovering from hurricanes Michael and Florence, as well as continuing to support communities devastated from last year's hurricane season including hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey. 

Habitat for Humanity International: Habitat for Humanity will be working to assess the damage and help hurricane-affected families address long-term shelter and housing needs through the phases of recovery and reconstruction. This support typically is provided long after emergency responders have moved on, as was true with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Save the Children: Save the Children is collecting donations to fund relief efforts geared specifically toward children and their familes. The organization is distributing supplies like hygiene kits, portable cribs, baby wipes and toys, and also runs kid-friendly spaces in shelters. 

The Humane Society, Emergency Animal Rescue Fund: The Humane Society is collecting donations to fund relief efforts through their Emergency Animal Rescue Fund. It is a dedicated fund that enables the Humane Society of the United States to help animals impacted by natural disasters or otherwise in need of urgent care. The fund supports rescue and relief efforts for past, present and future emergencies such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires and earthquakes.