How to Aid in Relief Efforts After Harvey and Irma
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have smashed through various Caribbean islands and different parts of the US in the past couple of weeks, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation. This is a crucial time to be supportive. Here’s how you can help.
Standing Through Tough Times Together
In less than two weeks, two massive hurricanes have hit the United States with devastating consequences. The amount of damage caused by Harvey and Irma is comparable to that of Katrina back in 2005 and adds up to almost $200 billion. Texas and Louisiana were severely affected by Hurricane Harvey’s destructive path, while Irma affected mostly the southwest coast of Florida. The cities impacted by these hurricanes are currently in the most vulnerable state, as the rain and flooding have taken over. Many families have been left with nothing, and it’s going to be a long road to recovery.
How to Help Hurricane Victims
There’s no better time to help than now. However, before you make a move, ask yourself “Is this actually going to help?”. What exactly is needed and who exactly you should give it to are not simple questions to answer. Sometimes, it is better to channel relief efforts through organizations that best understand what is needed and how to support the victims of these natural disasters.
There are many organizations involved in hurricane response that you can look into. At Impressions Agency, we have partnered up with Convoy of Hope, and we highly recommend it as a reputable organization. Since 1998, they have responded to over 280 disasters and have assisted families in need in the U.S. and all over the world, by providing water, food, emergency supplies, and even long-term solutions. There are many ways to give, from financial donations to time donations. Check out their website to learn more about what they do.
To provide long lasting help, we must work together. If you want to assist the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it’s important that you take time to do some research and become informed about the most effective ways to help, so you can make sure your efforts go where they are needed most.