21 Sep Take Action Thursday: Natural Disasters and Government Aid
Today we give you ways to help those affected by the recent natural disasters and prepare for future events.
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1. The best way you can help those who have been impacted by the fires, floods and hurricanes is to donate. Below are various charity organizations who involved with the local communities in the greatest need. All of the organizations featured have been given 4 stars from Charity Navigator!
Option 1: St. Bernard Project (SBP) – This organization helped after Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, and is already on the ground after Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
Option 2: Americares – has already sent emergency response teams to the Caribbean islands and is preparing to assist Florida. They help in a variety of ways to those who have been effected by these disasters.
Option 3: The Houston FoodBank – Helping feed those who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Option 4: Feeding South Florida – Helping to feed those who are recovering from Hurricane Irma.
Option 4: Oregon Food Bank – This is the organization who has been feeding those who have been out of their homes for over a month as well as the firefighters fighting the blaze.
2: Donating blood – In the wake of any major crisis, blood supplies are always needed. You can contact the American Red Cross (click logo below to find a location near you) or a blood bank in your area.
3. Be Prepared – One of the best actions you can take is to be prepared when a disaster strikes. The FEMA website has great lists and forms to fill out (for all emergencies, not just natural disasters), especially for parents, pet owners, business owners, and seniors. You can see all their lists and forms by clicking here: Emergency Information and Disaster Preparations.
The image below also gives great information about what you need when disaster strikes.
Join us tomorrow for some heart warming stories of people helping people in the face of natural disasters on Feel Good Friday!
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