On Monday, September 2, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 4 storm, causing major flooding and destruction to the island. The death toll so far has reached 23 known dead, but a large number are still reported missing and the death count is expected to rise significantly as wreckage continues to be cleared. The hurricane slowed down over the islands, moving only 14 miles in an 11-hour window and causing catastrophic damage to the infrastructure there.
The state of Florida is in a state of emergency as residents prepare for the hurricane, which is expected to move its way up the U.S. Atlantic coast. Dorian has slowed to a category 2, but is predicted to cause serious impact on the southern states. Currently, 243,000 customers in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia are without power.
In preparation for the storm, organizations are currently recruiting volunteers and resources to get ready to serve those in need of help during and after the hurricane. Please consider making a donation to the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts of the Classy partners below.
Donate to Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
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Team Rubicon aids disaster relief efforts by leveraging the skills and experience of military veterans. They are fundraising to allocate the right personnel and resources in locations in the Southeast in preparation for the hurricane.
The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can. They are raising funds to support emergency assistance to first responders and those affected by Hurricane Dorian.
GreaterGood.org is an organization aiming to improve the well-being of people, pets, and the planet. They are raising money to provide pet food, crates, and veterinary pharmaceuticals to help keep pets safe and cared for during the storm.
All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response is a disaster relief organization with a focus on helping families recover more quickly from disasters with their Smart Response strategy. The organization is setting up a staging area in Georgia to prepare to provide relief to families in the Bahamas and the U.S. Atlantic Coast once conditions are safe.Donate Here
First Book is an organization that has been working to provide equal access to quality education since 1992. They are fundraising to provide books, hygiene kits, and other essentials to affected communities. Additionally, 100% of the funds raised towards this effort will go towards communities affected by the storm.Donate Here
Operation USA serves children and families by helping to support health and education programs in the wake of disaster, disease, violence, and endemic poverty. In response to Hurricane Dorian, the organization is aiding families in the Bahamas and Florida by providing cash grants and in-kind material aid.Donate Here
World Central Kitchen provides meals in response to disasters and works to create food resiliency within communities to better prepare for future disasters. Dubbed the “food first responders,” this organization has moved into the Bahamas to cook hot meals for those affected by the hurricane.Donate Here
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