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Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have dealt devastating blows to residents of Texas, Florida, the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico, and other nearby areas. Many agencies will be providing relief and recovery in these regions for years to come, and they will need support.

You may be wondering what you can do to help in the face of such overwhelming disaster. If you're moved to help, the following resources can assist you in reaching out to hurricane victims. Southern Connecticut State University does not endorse or vouch for any of the groups listed. It's a good idea to do a bit of research on any charity before you donate to it.

How You Can Help

From FEMA : Volunteer & Donate Responsibly

From National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: Current Disasters (Include Harvey and Irma)

From National Public Radio (NPR):
Here's How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey
How To Help As Florida Is Dealt 'Catastrophic' Blow From Irma

From Charity Navigator:
Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
Charities Providing Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

From Colorlines:
Charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey
8 Ways to Help People of Color Recover From Hurricane Irma

More Resources to #helpHouston is a volunteer-run database of both people needing rescue as well as rescuers. The site makes it possible to search for someone by rescue ID or to notify the site to add people.

Twitter is useful for finding people from Houston and other areas needing urgent help. Useful hashtags include:

More Resources to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma - Rescue & Relief Information Network - a Facebook group to find help for rescue and relief and share information for others