Hurricanes Fiona and Ian have caused widespread devastation and suffering for the people of Puerto Rico and Florida.
Local community foundations are often best-positioned to direct resources, often setting up disaster funds to aid victims.
The Community Foundation of Puerto Rico is helping people and communities recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Fiona.
In Florida, a number of community foundations have disaster relief funds to help people affected by Ian:
- The Collaboratory, the community foundation for Southwest Florida, has established a Hurricane Ian Relief Fund.
- The Collier Community Foundation created the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Relief Fund.
- The Charlotte Community Foundation helps people affected by disasters through its Disaster Relief Fund.
- The Gulf Coast Community Foundation has launched a Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Fund.
In addition, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy provides a wealth of information on how to best help people who have suffered as the result of war, famine, earthquakes and other crises worldwide. Its website includes analysis of humanitarian crises around the world and offers ways to help — suggesting reputable organizations that are addressing critical, immediate needs in areas of crisis, as well as needs that are ongoing.
Please see this page for the Charitable Foundation’s guidance on resources for how to help in cases of disaster.