Help with hurricane and earthquake relief.
The last month has left a large number of communities around the world battered by natural disasters. There was Hurricane Harvey which destroyed or damaged over 100,000 homes and displaced 30,000 people in Texas and Louisiana. Soon after Hurricane Irma hit Florida and the Caribbean putting thousands of people out of there homes. Hurricane Maria followed, tearing through Puerto Rico and Dominica, leaving absolute devastation in its path. Mexico has, also, been hit by two catastrophic earthquakes this month. The need for assistance in the wake of these many natural disasters is massive, so for today’s #DailyRevolution we are committing to help these areas in-need by donating, gathering supplies, or signing up to volunteer.
The Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund has put together a list of needs which includes things like building materials, medical supplies, baby supplies and solar lanterns. Gather a group of friends to put together a care package!
If you’re in New York these 18 locations are accepting donations of diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products which will be sent to Puerto Rico.
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is looking for volunteers to help in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other areas affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey.
The American Red Cross is accepting applicants to volunteer in Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We recognize that there’s been controversy around the organization’s use of funds, yet we suggest Red Cross in this instance because the organization offers an opportunity to actively volunteer. You may also want to contact your local Red Cross chapter about donating blood.
The 2017 Hurricane Season Really Is More Intense Than Normal - The New York Times
The Strange Tectonic Coincidence of Mexico’s September Earthquakes - The New Yorker