It has been a devastating Hurricane Season for Americans in Texas, Florida and now, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.Â As FEMA works to bring relief to storm ravaged areas, they are recommending that those of us that wish to contribute to the effort visit NVOAD.ORG (The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to learn where resources are most needed.Â FEMA recommended organizations include:
- American Red Cross. To donate visitÂ redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS
- Catholic Charities USA: VisitÂ catholiccharitiesusa.orgto donate.
- GlobalGiving: visitÂ https://www.globalgiving.org/harvey. Send a check by writing,â€ťHurricane Harvey Relief Fundâ€ť in the memo line and mailing it to GlobalGiving, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550, Washington DC, 20005.
UNICEF USA: Â www.unicefusa.org
United for Puerto Rico http://prfaa.pr.gov/unitedforpuertorico/
Blood centers always experience a shortage during devastation’s like hurricanes and are putting out urgent pleas for donations. The closure of blood banks and collection centers along the coast and in Puerto Rico paired with likely injuries from multiple storms will stress existing supplies.