Local volunteers in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Florida can register on the website of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
Volunteer Florida: The state-based group is accepting volunteers and donations. Learn more here.
Convoy of Hope: The hunger-focused group is sending meals to Haiti https://www.convoyofhope.org/donate/
South Florida Wildlife Center: The group is centering its efforts on animals affected by the storm. Give here.
ConPRmetidos: A Puerto Rica-based organization, focused on public-private partnership, is aiming to raise $150,000 for relief and recovery. Help out by giving here.
My Brother’s Workshop is a non-profit Virgin Islands charitable corporation. It has been organized to provide hope, faith, and purpose to at-risk and high-risk young people in the USVI https://publicgood.com/org/my-brothers-workshop-st-thomas-vi-660718884/donate
The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies – A new organization is taking on the challenge of getting help to people with disabilities during disaster relief. You can donate here.
The Right to the City coalition stressed that “as devastating as these natural disasters are, the greatest devastation is man made.” The organization has several suggestions for how to help, including sending contributions to the and donations to the .
Best Friends Animal Society – a national animal welfare organization has a page dedicated to locating and reporting missing pets and providing resources to pet owners in Irma-affected areas. Donate or volunteer to help with their pet rescue efforts.
Larger international organizations:
Mercy Corps –concerned primarily with providing humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti and helping them recover before the country’s most vital harvest season later in the fall. Donate to Mercy Corps’s Humanitarian Response Fund to support their disaster response work.
Oxfam: The nonprofit is focusing its efforts on the Caribbean islands that were devastated by Irma. You can give here.
Americares – a nonprofit focused on medicine and health is seeking to provide emergency medical supplies and other basic resources to first responders and others donate here
Shelter Box https://www.shelterbox.org/hurricane-irma By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we’re transforming despair into hope.
International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those struck by disaster, no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions, working with them to recover, rebuild and gain the skills and tools required for self-reliance. donate here
Direct relief – a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Donation form
Intermediary Organizations that vet implementing agencies
Public Good – You can give to many different vetted groups on this platform – note that most are large international groups Campaign for Irma with CNN
GlobalGiving’s Irma Relief Fund is accepting donations here.
The Direct Impact Fund, a nonprofit that distributes money to smaller campaigns within the United States and its territories.
Other things you can do
from the DOUBLE THE DONATION article https://doublethedonation.com/blog/2017/09/donate-support-hurricane-irma-victims/
8 Ways to Donate to and Raise Money for Hurricane Irma Victims and Relief Efforts
- Launch your own fundraiser.
- Support a crowdfunding campaign.
- Help with the rebuilding effort.
- See if your company will match your gift (Use our tool to check!).
- Donate to a disaster-relief nonprofit.
- Contribute to a company matching all donations.
- Volunteer in the impacted areas in the weeks and months to come.
- Receive shelter training and give your time.