Highly-rated organizations providing aid and relief
Hurricane Dorian, the first major hurricane of the 2019 storm season, slammed into the Bahamas as a powerful Category 5 storm. The storm’s powerful winds and heavy downpours have caused unprecedented flooding and damaged countless homes and businesses. Rescue workers are working quickly to assist individuals and families trapped in their houses, while organizations are organizing aid and relief efforts to help all those affected by record-setting Dorian.
As Dorian moves over the Bahamas, it has its sights set on much of the southeastern coast. Meteorologists predict communities from Florida through North Carolina may be affected by the storm as it moves north over the coming days.
You can help families and communities affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and the United States today. The highly-rated organizations included in our list have pre-positioned resources to deliver food, emergency shelter, medical care, and other critical items to people impacted by this storm. Charity Navigator has confirmed these charities’ efforts on the ground and encourages donors to support any of the 3- and 4-star charities featured.
Interested in funding long-term support for the communities affected by Hurricane Dorian? The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, a 4-star charity and trusted philanthropic partner of Google and Facebook, established the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund. This fund allows donors to give now to support recovery needs that will continue to surface long after our attention and the media attention has turned away. Recovery after a major storm like Hurricane Dorian can take many months, if not years.