How to Help Hurricane Victims

October 16, 2017

For the past couple of months, numerous hurricanes struck Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the islands surrounding them, such as Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The people of Puerto Rico lost their power. Homes were destroyed. People were killed. Bodies were unable to be found. As of right now, there are still people without roofs over their heads. There are still thousands of people without a home.

 

Photo: Morman Woman

 

For the past couple of months, numerous hurricanes struck Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the islands surrounding them, such as Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The people of Puerto Rico lost their power. Homes were destroyed. People were killed. Bodies were unable to be found. As of right now, there are still people without roofs over their heads. There are still thousands of people without a home. We can do our part to help those in need. For those of us who did not experience these hurricanes, we are so fortunate to be alive with a roof over our heads. So now, let’s give back and help those who have lost everything. First of all, there is a “gofundme” page where you can donate to. Every cent counts. There are thousands without a home. Let’s help them have a home again by donating to this page: https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/hurricanemaria. On this page, there are several verified organizations and campaigns that you can donate to. Help others by even donating $5. All proceeds go toward helping those who were affected by one of the hurricanes, so you’d be helping to make a difference. You can also donate to this organization to help rebuild Puerto Rico. All proceeds will go directly to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. If you want to personally donate to Puerto Rico, not through a gofundme page, you can donate directly on this site. You can donate via paypal, credit card, or an account number. These proceeds will be used to help Puerto Rico restore their homes and buildings. For those of you who cannot donate any money, you can also volunteer.

 

You can volunteer in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana. Your help means more to them than you know. This facebook page is for everyone who was affected by Hurricane Maria. They post about ways to help, ways to donate, and ways to be there for one another. You can visit this facebook page for more information. 

 

Photo: NBC News 

 

To help victims of Hurricane Irma, you can donate items here. They are accepting food, water, clothes, or any item that you can donate. Look through your pantry or closet and donate the items you may no longer need, because it could be a treasure to someone else. You can also donate blood to help those who need it by going to this link. Finally, and most importantly, don’t forget to spread awareness. Tweet, facebook message, and post on Instagram to get the word out. We can all come together and help each other out. Let’s help others and make a difference. YOU can Step Up and make a difference now. 

 

We can do our part to help those in need. For those of us who did not experience these hurricanes, we are so fortunate to be alive with a roof over our heads. So now, let’s give back and help those who have lost everything. First of all, there is a “gofundme” page where you can donate to. Every cent counts. There are thousands without a home. Let’s help them have a home again by donating to this page. On this page, there are several verified organizations and campaigns that you can donate to. Help others by even donating $5. All proceeds go toward helping those who were affected by one of the hurricanes, so you’d be helping to make a difference.

 

If you want to personally donate to Puerto Rico, not through a gofundme page, you can donate directly on this site. You can donate via paypal, credit card, or an account number. These proceeds will be used to help Puerto Rico restore their homes and buildings. For those of you who cannot donate any money, you can also volunteer. Visit this page for more information. You can volunteer in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana. Your help means more to them than you know.

 

You can also donate blood to help those who need it by going to this link. 

Finally, and most importantly, don’t forget to spread awareness. Tweet, facebook message, and post on Instagram to get the word out. We can all come together and help each other out. Let’s help others and make a difference. YOU can Step Up and make a difference now.

 

My name is Linda Tran. I'm 24 years old from Boston and I'm majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media at the Southern New Hampshire University. A fun fact about me is that I learned coding and HTML at the age of 11.

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