How Columbus Can Help After Hurricane Irma

Just weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas, Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the Caribbean and the State of Florida.

Irma, which is now a Tropical Storm, made landfall in Florida over the weekend. Although the storm was not as strong as predicted, Florida residents woke up today to damaged homes, severe flooding, uprooted trees, and much more.

In the Caribbean, the effects of the storm were much worse. Irma moved over top of the small, beautiful islands as a Category 5 storm. The damage cannot be overstated.

Much of the US Virgin Islands has been destroyed. The clearing and rebuilding process will not be for days or even weeks, but likely months and years.

In Florida, there are 6.5 million people throughout the state without power. Now more than ever, Floridians and citizens of the Caribbean need help. When Hurricane Harvey hit, Ohioans were searching for a way to send love, care, funds, and more to the victims of the storm.

This hurricane is no different. Here are some great places to send donations for those in need after Hurricane Irma, both in Florida and around the Caribbean.

General Donations

via American Red Cross Facebook

Catholic Charities USA

Save the Children

Unicef

Global Giving: Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Oxfam

Americares

Convoy of Hope

Food Banks

via Feeding Florida Facebook

Feeding Florida

Animal Resources

The Humane Society of the United States

ASPCA

Best Friends

South Florida Wildlife Center

Volunteer

via National VOAD Facebook

National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster

American Red Cross

Volunteer Florida

Habitat for Humanity

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