On Wednesday, Hurricane Ian devastated the western coast of Florida. Winds up to 150 mph, torrential downpours, and frightening storm surges tore through cars, buildings, and lives. On Thursday morning, USA Today reports that over 2.6 million homes and businesses didn’t have power, and that the death toll was still mounting.
Several organizations are doing the work to aid Floridians as they recover from this devastating storm. Here are five groups helping victims of Hurricane Ian that you can donate to and support.
Dream Defenders – Community Emergency Operation Center
Dream Defenders, a Florida non-profit supporting Black and Brown young people across the state, is collecting food and supplies to deliver to hurricane victims. You can donate here.
Feeding Florida is working with food banks across the state to provide food to victims of the hurricane. You can donate here.
Farm Share is a Florida non-profit that is sending truckloads of food and supplies to Floridians in need. You can donate here.
Florida Disaster Fund
Florida’s official disaster relief fund coordinates aid across governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the state. You can donate here.
CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)
CORE is a global disaster relief organization providing support to people of Florida. You can donate here.