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California Wildfire Recovery

Since Sunday, wildfires have raged in California. At least 29 people have died, thousands have lost their homes, and entire communities have been devastated.

We have a few suggestions for how you can help rescue and recovery efforts.


Helping with Disaster Recovery—and with Preparations for the Next Event

Harvey. Mexico. Irma. Mexico (again). Maria. Between hurricanes and earthquakes, it’s been a rough few weeks. As the communities affected by these events turn from disaster relief to disaster recovery, you can help.


Hurricane Irma Cuts Swath of Destruction

As a category 5 storm last week, Hurricane Irma devastated several Caribbean islands. Then it was Florida's turn. Now Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina are feeling Tropical Depression Irma's impact.

Many nonprofits already engaged in Hurricane Harvey relief are also responding to Irma. Other organizations have joined them. The following list is based on news reports, information from nonprofits, and organizations' websites. We expect the list to grow as more organizations assist communities in Irma's path.


Helping in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast around 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 25, as a category 4 hurricane. Although Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, it continues to drop record amounts of rain as it moves across Texas. The National Hurricane Center advised Sunday evening that southeastern Texas was experiencing “unprecedented flooding,” and the New York Times reported the downpour was predicted to continue through Friday and that five persons had been reported killed by the storm. CNN stated officials had confirmed two deaths as of Sunday.


Helping Survivors in Idlib Province, Syria

More than 70 persons have died after an apparent chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib Province, Syria, on April 4, 2017. Another 100 are in hospitals receiving treatment for injuries suffered in the bombing, and the number of other injured may exceed 400.


Disaster Relief

 

We are on a regular basis updating information on our web site about giving to the Japanese earthquake relief effort . Thousands have died, thousands more are missing, and the death toll continues to rise. The race to find survivors is accompanied by the urgent need to prevent meltdown at nuclear power plants damaged by the natural disasters.