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At Charity Navigator, we know Americans are incredibly generous, especially when a crisis occurs. For example, after the September 11 terrorist attacks Americans donated over $2 billion and when the tsunami crashed ashore in Southeast Asia, the day after Christmas in 2004, American donors contributed $1.54 billion. Even more impressive was the philanthropic response to Hurricane Katrina when Americans gave $6.5 billion --- breaking all previous records of disaster-related giving.

When natural disasters strike and new societal concerns emerge, Charity Navigator will use this portion of our site to spotlight charities dealing with these issues to help you give generously and with confidence.

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On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near Kathmandu. Just two weeks later, a major earthquake hit Nepal again, this time near Mount Everest. Find out which charities are responding so you can support their relief efforts.
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The worst known outbreak of Ebola is happening right now in West Africa. See which charities are responding.
Support Our Troops Support Our Troops
If you are passionate about helping veterans, injured military personnel and their families, then consult our list of military-related charities before you write a check.
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There are 1,000s of charities competing for donations to continue their efforts to promote awareness and to cure breast cancer. How is a donor supposed to distinguish between them all?
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