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How to Help Victims of Recent Natural Disasters REBECCA MERRILL SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

We've been feeling heartsick at the string of recent natural disasters that have struck across the world. From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and now Maria to the Monsoons in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, to the mudslides in Sierra Leone, to the multiple earthquakes in Mexico, there is an overwhelming need for support to help in the rescue and rebuild.

Here are some organizations doing the work in these areas.

North America & the Caribbean
Episcopal Relief and Development - those affected by hurricanes & the Mexican earthquakes
World Vision - those affected by hurricanes in Florida, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic
UNICEF USA - those affected by hurricanes & the Mexican earthquakes

South Asia
Mercy Relief - those affected by Monsoons in South Asia
Islamic Relief USA - those affected by Monsoons in South Asia

Mexico
UNICEF Mexico - those affected by earthquakes in Mexico
Save the Children Mexico - children affected by earthquakes in Mexico

Sierra Leone
Public Good - list of multiple charities helping those affected by mudslides in Sierra Leone

Houston
Greater Houston Community Foundation - general fund for those affected by floods in Houston
Houston Food Bank - food bank serving those affected by floods in Houston
Houston Humane Society - animal shelter helping pets affected by floods in Houston
Houston LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund - fund specifically for the Houston LGBTQ community affected by flooding

Puerto Rico
ConPRmetidos - non-partisan non-profit helping those affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico
Unidos por Puerto Rico - government backed fund to help those affected by hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Dominica
Dominica London High Commission - those affected by hurricanes in Dominica

Barbuda
The American University of Antigua Fund - those affected by hurricanes in Barbuda

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