If you want to give with impact – this is good to know! While we all want to help those affected by disaster it is important to remember there’s a science to relief efforts — although it may seem less personal, putting money into the hands of those in the best position to address immediate needs is the most dynamic way to make a difference!
When in doubt, trust the experts and donate directly.
It can still be personal, there are many different areas relief efforts are focused on. Donate to a general fund, or find something that resonates with you.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund general fund
Team Rubicon This is a veteran-run volunteer organization trained in on-the-ground disaster relief efforts
Habitat for Humanity Will be a leader in rebuilding efforts!
The Humane Society Is providing shelter, food and care to animals displaced and affected
Tivity Health is raising funds for seniors affected by both Harvey & Irma
Check to see if your company will match your donation.
Many companies will match 1:1 but some will do as much as quadruple your donation.
Donate through a company that is matching all donations.
While businesses like Google, Amazon, Facebook, United Airlines and Whole Foods have met their matching gift goals,
the following businesses are still providing matching gift opportunities and are directly affiliated with major nonprofit disaster relief partner such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Feeding America, etc.
Wal-Mart is matching donations 2:1 making your donation worth triple.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is matching donations 1:1
Camping World is matching 1:1 all cash donations made in stores up to $2 million
Make it Easy
Starbucks is facilitating donation directly to the Red Cross in any of its coffee shop locations