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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.

Hurricanes/Tropical Storms Eta & Iota Hurricanes/Tropical Storms Eta & Iota
Highly-rated charities providing relief and recovery efforts as a result of Hurricane Eta (Tropical Storm Eta) in Honduras, Guatemala, and other areas of Central America, as well as the Caribbean and Florida.
Highly-Rated Nonprofits Dedicated to Veterans and Military Service Members Highly-Rated Nonprofits Dedicated to Veterans and Military Service Members
Support a highly-rated organization helping veterans, active or injured military personnel and their families.
Super Typhoon Goni (Cyclone Rolly) and Typhoon Vamco Super Typhoon Goni (Cyclone Rolly) and Typhoon Vamco
On November 1, 2020, Super Typhoon Goni, also known as Cyclone Rolly, made landfall in the Philippines devastating the island of Catanduanes. Equivalent to a category 5 storm, Typhoon Goni affected the island of over 260,000 people. At least 24 people were killed with thousands more displaced and homeless.
Indigenous Peoples & Native-Led Nonprofits Indigenous Peoples & Native-Led Nonprofits
Indigenous Peoples? Day acknowledges the heritage and contributions of Indigenous People while recognizing and confronting the resilience of their communities as they continue to face institutionalized racial and social disparities.
Breast Cancer Charities Breast Cancer Charities
With so many breast cancer charities vying for your attention in October, in can be hard to know which ones are worthy of your support.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Suicide Prevention and Awareness
These highly-rated charities are leading the conversation on suicide prevention and mental health support.
Voting Rights and Election Laws Voting Rights and Election Laws
Highly-rated charities working to ensure Americans have equal access to the polls
Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura
Tropical Storm Marco is anticipated to hit the Louisiana coast on August 24 as a weakened tropical storm bringing high winds, heavy rains, and a storm surge.
California and Pacific Northwest Wildfires California and Pacific Northwest Wildfires
These highly-rated charities are providing emergency assistance and recovery support to individuals and communities affected by the California wildfires.
Beirut Explosion Beirut Explosion
HIghly-rated charities providing relief and recovery efforts in Beirut, Lebanon
Black-Founded Nonprofits Black-Founded Nonprofits
Support these highly-rated nonprofits uplifting the Black community
COVID-19 Top Nonprofits COVID-19 Top Nonprofits
Support these highly-rated charities working to provide relief and recovery to communities impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Immigration and Refugees Immigration and Refugees
See which 3 and 4-star charities are focused on issues pertaining to immigration and refugees.
Protecting the Environment Protecting the Environment
Support environmental protection and conservation with these highly-rated organizations.
Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 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.
Civil Rights Civil Rights
Charities who defend civil rights, protect legal rights, and promote tolerance and understanding among racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.

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