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December 01, 2022

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How to Help Those Impacted by Hurricane Ian

It's natural to want to help out in the aftermath of a natural disaster. We have a roundup for Hurricane Ian help.

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:

Donations

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.

SALVATION ARMY
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.

Save the Children is collecting donations for families impacted by Hurricane Ian. You can donate here: https://bit.ly/3E48UY6

Catholic Charities USA is collecting donations for Hurricane Ian victims here: catholiccharitiesusa.org.

Convoy of Hope is collecting donations for disaster relief from Hurricane Ian: bit.ly/3xXqJnN. You can also visit convoy.org/ian or text “IAN” to 68828 to give.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a guide on disaster relief donations and volunteering. Read more here.

Volunteer Florida has a list of volunteer opportunities, both in-person and virtual. Find a list here: bit.ly/3Rvsvna.

 

Give blood

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

 

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