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In times of crisis and disaster, communities across the world turn inward to embrace those they love and support, while extending their kindness and generosity to those affected. This generosity turns into billions of volunteer hours, trillions of dollars in donations, and hundreds of millions of tons of donated supplies. 

When disaster strikes a community -- whether it be by natural or man-made causes -- Charity Navigator provides lists of highly-rated organizations working to help those affected in whatever way they can. These organizations are extraordinarily effective at what they do, giving you the chance to support a cause where your dollar donated (or your hour volunteered) will go furthest.

Relief for the California Wildfires Relief for the California Wildfires
View our list of charities working to provide relief to the individuals and communities affected by devastating fires in California.
Experts' Picks: Protecting the Environment Experts' Picks: Protecting the Environment
Support environmental protection and conservation with these highly-rated organizations curated by environmental experts.
Organizations Working to Encourage Religious Tolerance Organizations Working to Encourage Religious Tolerance
These highly-rated charities are supporting victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and are committed to fostering a safe space for people of all religions to worship.
Relief for Hurricane Michael Relief for Hurricane Michael
These highly-rated charities are providing aid and relief to families and communities affected by Hurricane Michael.
Charities Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Charities Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
These highly-rated charities are providing aid and relief to individuals and families affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Military and Veterans Organizations Military and Veterans Organizations
Support a highly-rated organization helping veterans, active or injured military personnel and their families.
Immigration and Refugees Immigration and Refugees
See which 3 and 4-star charities are focused on issues pertaining to immigration and refugees.
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
These highly-rated charities are leading the conversation on suicide prevention and mental health support.
Syrian Crisis Syrian Crisis
Find out which charities are providing humanitarian aid to the ever-increasing number of Syrians affected by the civil war.
Civil Rights Civil Rights
Charities who defend civil rights, protect legal rights, and promote tolerance and understanding among racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.
Famine & Drought Famine & Drought
View the list of charities working to combat famine and drought.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Find out which highly-rated charities are assisting with the UN's various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Celebrities Put Star-Power to Good Use Celebrities Put Star-Power to Good Use
Find out what Angelina Jolie, Bono, Michael J. Fox, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have in common besides being famous.

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