At Heart of Yemalla, we want to keep the victims of the recent parade of hurricanes in our minds and hearts. We are making preparations to make a contribution to help in the relief of these recent disasters and would like you to consider doing this also (if you haven’t already). When donating to charitable organizations, it is important to do your own homework to be sure that you feel comfortable donating your hard earned coin to be spent for the purpose in which it was given.
Where should we volunteer your time and/or money? As we’ve been doing our homework, we thought we’d share five organizations that seem to be working hard to assist in the recent hurricane relief efforts. But don’t just take our word for it. This is just a start…
International Relief Teams
According to their website, this organization is preparing to send heavy duty tarps to Puerto Rico for temporary relief while repairs are being made on destroyed or damaged roofs on their homes after the destruction of Hurricane Maria.
Matthew 25: Ministries
According to their site, they’ve sent four containers of hurricane relief items to the Caribbean and are making plans to send a medical team to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Community Foundation for the Virgin Islands
CFVI has established two funds that collects and distributes monetary donations to assist in immediate relief and long-term support after Hurricane Irma.
All Hands Volunteers
This organization has a hurricane relief fund supporting efforts of other organizations rebuilding in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. They claim that their teams focus on where the funds are needed the most.
They have been working with the Department of Health in Puerto Rico to stock emergency shelters with medical equipment and supplies. According to the claims on their website, to date, due to the recent hurricanes, the organization has provided over $10 million in medicine, supplies and assistance to more than 50 partners in Texas, Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and St. Martin.