Hurricane Irma made landfall in Barbuda on Wednesday morning, September 6th, as a Category 5 hurricane. With winds of over 185 miles per hour and a storm circumference larger than the size of Ohio, Hurricane Irma became the most powerful hurricane to form in the Atlantic Ocean since satellite observation began. As of Saturday morning, life-threatening conditions have hit Barbuda and Antigua, Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Marteen, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, the Bahamans, and Cuba. Over twenty-five people have been killed, with almost the entirety of Florida now lying in the path of the hurricane. Over six million people in Florida have been affected and the entire state of Georgia has been placed in a state of emergency.
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Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, August 25th, as the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Ahead of its landfall, many communities were ordered to evacuate, as fears arose that the hurricane could leave some coastal areas uninhabitable. The storm, which intensified over the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Texas and its surrounding states, brought with it heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and a powerful storm surge. It has significantly impacted communities along the Texas coastline, including Houston, as well as other areas along the Gulf with wind and flood damage. Charity Navigator has compiled a list of highly-rated organizations responding in the aftermath of this storm and providing assistance to the people and communities affected by it. Donors can designate their donations to the cause on the organization's website. However, at this point in time it is not certain that all these organizations will spend 100% of donations received on Hurricane Harvey relief.
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Charity Navigator has compiled a list of highly-rated organizations responding in the aftermath of this hurricane and providing assistance to the communities affected.
Direct Relief received a 100% score from Charity Navigator for the best support for Hurricane Irma.
Direct Relief is California's largest international humanitarian nonprofit organization. It provides medical assistance to help people affected by poverty and disaster in the US and around the world.
If you're looking for a local charity to support in the wake of Hurricane Harvey please consider Houston SPCA, Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, or San Antonio Humane Society. These highly-rated organizations are located in the most-affected areas and are providing support to individuals and animals.