Hurricane Florence – How to Help
Are you looking for ways to help support the communities impacted by Hurricane Florence?
As your trusted partner, resource and steward for philanthropy, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is collecting information about organizations who are doing good work to support the Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts. As we receive information about how you can help we will include it below.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross Kentucky Region has deployed five (5) Red Cross disaster workers to West Virginia to assist with Hurricane Florence. Two Red Cross workers are from the Louisville Area Chapter, remaining three are from Lexington and Paducah. In addition, four (4) emergency response vehicle teams (8 people) are on standby to assist with efforts along the east coast. The Red Cross is closely monitoring rainfall in the coming days in Eastern KY, and has more people on standby to assist with sheltering and other relief efforts should flooding occur.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is tracking the storm, any critical needs that may arrive, and the latest updates on evacuations on their Hurricane Florence resource page.
Many foundations have begun establishing response funds for disaster recovery, including:
- Coastal Community Foundation: Disaster Relief Fund
- Community Foundation of the Lowcountry: Disaster, Recovery, and Rebuilding Fund
- Foundation for the Carolinas: Hurricane Florence Response Fund
- North Carolina Community Foundation: Disaster Relief Fund
- Waccamaw Community Foundation: Disaster Relief Fund
- Global Giving: Hurricane Florence Relief Fund
- Cumberland Community Foundation: Hurricane Florence Relief and Recovery Fund. Two donors are currently matching donations $1:$1 up to $50,000.
- Community Foundation of Henderson County: Disaster Relief, Recovery and Rebuilding Fund (DR3). For more information, visit www.CFHCforever.org
- Community Foundation of NC East: Hurricane Florence Relief Fund