Hurricane Michael is speedily approaching the Florida Gulf Coast with destructive winds and a storm surge that is expected to wreak havoc upon the Florida Panhandle.
Preparations for the weather began days ago when storm projections tracked its course toward the Gulf of Mexico and into the Southern states. You may be wondering what you can do to assist those affected by Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael: How to help those in the path
As officials with the federal, state and local governments continue to track the menacing storm, numerous charities are ready to assist with relief efforts. Charity Navigator
has a list of highly rated, trustworthy organizations. Here are some of them:
Hurricane Michael relief efforts: Donate to these reputable charities
These organizations will provide assistance to the affected communities in Florence’s wake. Donors can choose to donate to specific causes on the organizations’ respective websites, or use Charity Navigator’s Giving Basket to complete their donations.
The American Red Cross
The Red Cross continues to organize its efforts by assisting evacuation efforts for tens of thousands of people in Michael’s path. The agency said you can help people affected by storms and countless other crises by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donatio
The organization is getting the word out about emergency rescue efforts to save animals in the path of Michael, as well as the need to have a pet disaster preparedness kit. Donate to their efforts here
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