Giving Compass’ Take:
· Writing for Medium, Kimberly Springsteen-Abbott provides a few tips for those looking to help with disaster relief and damage caused by Hurricane Dorian.
· How can donors support long-term disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian? How can donors ensure their contributions are going towards efforts that will use them properly?
As hurricane season begins many along the Atlantic coast have seen the destruction left behind from Hurricane Dorian. From the Bahamas up into North Carolina many have had their homes destroyed and lives altered. Although many people watching the news feel compelled to help in any way they can, it can be overwhelming to decide which charity to support. There is a growing number of organizations responding to the emergencies that natural disasters cause, however, understandably, it can make people unsure of how to go about lending their time or money.
If you’re unsure about how to help, here are a few tips.
The first thing you should decide is whether you’d like to support a local, national, or global organization. Each group has a unique set of expertise. One of the biggest disaster relief nonprofits is the Red Cross. While there have been concerns in the past over their effectiveness during previous disasters, the Red Cross operates everywhere and are currently on the ground in the Bahamas working to help the community.
National groups such as the Salvation Army and a local organization, The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation are also present, helping to give directly to those most affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Read the full article about helping after Hurricane Dorian by Kimberly Springsteen-Abbott at Medium.
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