Several people lost their lives to Hurricane Irma, and officials say the storm has caused billions of dollars of damage. Millions of people are without power and thousands have been displaced from their homes. Irma destroyed 25% of homes in the Florida Keys, according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. It destroyed 90% to 95% of Barbuda, a small island nation in the Caribbean, according to its Prime Minister Gaston Brown. Parts of Cuba and the Virgins Islands are also reeling in Irma’s aftermath. Thousands of people were stuck in crowded shelters and, in Barbuda and other islands, were being evacuated, at the time of this report. The full extent of Irma’s damage is still being calculated.
Impact Philanthropy is a complex topic, and others found these selections from the Impact Giving archive from Giving Compass to be good resources.
Looking for a way to get involved?
Disaster Relief is a fascinating topic, and others found these events, galas, conferences and volunteering opportunities aggregated by Giving Compass to be relevant for individuals with a passion for Disaster Relief.
Are you ready to give?
If you are ready to take action and invest in causes for Disaster Relief, check out these Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations and Projects related to Disaster Relief.