Tennessee is the Volunteer State and there are numerous ways you can help Floridians and other affected by Hurricane Ian. Here’s a current round up:
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Donations to the American Red Cross can be made online or by phone at 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669). Donors can text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. More information on becoming a Red Cross volunteer is available here: rdcrss.org/3RpkFeq.
ONLINE or by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
You can sign up to volunteer with the Salvation Army here: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/volunteer/new/. Please note, that for new volunteers, training is necessary before heading to a disaster site.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a guide on disaster relief donations and volunteering. Read more here.
The Red Cross has an “urgent need” for blood donations in the wake of Hurricane Ian, according to their website. You can find a blood drive in your area by searching your zip code here: rcblood.org/3E1zhh4, or by calling 1-800-733-2767.
More organizations helping Ian victims
- Midwest Foodbank
- Mercy Chefs
- Operation BBQ Relief
- Florida Baptist
- World Central Kitchen
- The Jewish Federations of North America
- Team Rubicon
- The Salvation Army Hurricane Relief
- All Hands and Hearts
- Project HOPE