2021 Disaster Relief – Ways to Help

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is providing the information below as a resource for anyone who wants to help support the communities and people impacted by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti. This list will be updated as we receive more information.

Haiti Relief

  • Louisville-based humanitarian organizations WaterStep, SOS, and Love the Hungry are working together with UPS to send a shipment of safe water equipment, medical supplies, and fortified meals to those people affected. WaterStep is providing $63,000 worth of safe water equipment, including 60 BleachMakers, used for making strong disinfectant, as well as eight disaster relief kits which include a mini-water filtration and chlorination system designed to provide safe water for drinking, cleaning and cooking. Click here to help support this effort.
  • UNICEF is working with the government and humanitarian aid groups to help vulnerable children and families. Medical kits to support 30,000 people have already been delivered to the Les Cayes port and medical, health and sanitation supplies are on the way. Donate here to help support that effort.
  • Donate to Project HOPE, a nonprofit that is sending out an emergency response team to help the country.
  • Humanity and Inclusion has worked in Haiti since 2008 responding to natural disasters and are launching efforts specifically in rehabilitation, mental health and psychological needs in response to the earthquake. Donate to them here.
  • Hope for Haiti has a stockpile of emergency kits ready to distribute to individuals and families. The organization consists of Haitian doctors, nurses and program managers. Donations can be made through Hope for Haiti’s website. The nonprofit is also accepting cryptocurrency donations.
  • Save the Children is accepting donations to continue their work with children and families in Haiti and help distribute aid.
  • World Vision has pre-prepared supplies to provide immediate humanitarian aid to 6,000 people. Donate here.
  • The Greater Miami Jewish Federation established a relief fund to help victims of the earthquake. Donate on their website, or for more information on donating, call 305-576-4000.
  • The United Way and the Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald have activated Operation Helping Hands to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. Donate through their website or call 800-226-3320.
  • Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to coordinate the delivery of life-saving supplies, including tarps, blankets, medical supplies, food, and clean water. You can donate to relief efforts for Haiti here.
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing medical supplies to hospitals and residents. Donate here.
  • Church World Service is providing housing reconstruction, trauma recovery support and water infrastructure repairs in the municipality of Pestel. Donate on their website.

Hurricane Ida

Thousands affected by Hurricane Ida urgently need support. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, American Red Cross telethons are happening across Kentucky on WAVE 3 News, WLKY News and WHAS11 News in the Louisville area and WKYT in Lexington. Tune in to your preferred station to donate or visit www.redcross.org.

Wave 3

• Dedicated toll free number: 833-319-GIVE (8333194483)

• Donation URL: https://rdcrss.org/wave3ida

• Mailing Address: American Red Cross, 510 E. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202

WLKY

• Dedicated toll free number: 833-319-GIVE (8333194483)

• Donation URL: https://rdcrss.org/wlkyida

• Mailing Address: American Red Cross, 510 E. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202

WHAS

• Dedicated toll free number: 833-319-GIVE (8333194483)

• Donation URL: https://rdcrss.org/whasida

• Mailing Address: American Red Cross, 510 E. Chestnut St., Louisville, KY 40202

WKYT/WYMT

• Dedicated toll free number: 855-442-GIVE (8554424483)

• Donation URL: https://rdcrss.org/bluegrassida

• Mailing Address: American Red Cross, 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511


Afghanistan Refugee

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon, a nonprofit focused on disaster response, is managing donations at Camp Atterbury. 

Hoosiers can help by donating directly to the organization, according to the Indiana National Guard. Team Rubicon accepts new items only, including clothing, diapers, blankets, non-battery operated toys and toiletries. 

Donations are distributed on a rolling basis as families arrive and stay, according to Martel. When families first arrive, volunteers try to meet their immediate needs first and foremost, including at least one pair of clothes.

American Red Cross

American Red Cross teams are providing items such as food, water, toiletries and baby care items to evacuees across the United States. To contribute financially, visit the Red Cross online or call 1-888-684-1441.

Exodus Refugee Immigration

The organization accepts new or gently used household items, IndyGo passes and gift cards to certain retailers. They do not accept clothing donations.

Disclaimer: The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is not verifying or guaranteeing these philanthropic options, just trying to offer helpful solutions. Donors are advised to do their own research before making any contributions.

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