Hurricane Dorian has caused destruction across our state and has devastated the Bahamas. Here are some ways you can help those affected by the storm.
American Red Cross
Donate to the American Red Cross to help victims of Dorian. Donate here.
NC Disaster Relief Fund
The NC Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations to help victims of Dorian. Donate here.
If you are unable to give online, you may mail your contribution to:
North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.
In addition to non-perishable foods, their most needed disaster relief items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, deodorant, bleach, gloves, masks, cleaning solution, mops, disinfectant wipes, trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, diapers, wipes.
Learn more or donate online at foodbankcenc.org.
North Carolina Community Foundation
The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will support nonprofits with programs that help hurricane victims in our state. All funds raised for the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local individuals and communities in the impacted areas of North Carolina.
No portion of the funds raised will be used for the Foundation’s administrative or operational expenses. The Foundation will also encourage this practice among local recipient agencies.
Donations can be made online through the NCCF website.
To contribute to the Salvation Army’s Dorians disaster relief efforts, visit HelpSalvationArmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts.
Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief will be helping homeowners recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian.
You can donate online or by mail. Send to: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607
The Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund
The Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund, set up by the Bahamian government, is accepting wire transfers. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has posted instructions here.
Mercy Corps has sent a field team to the Bahamas that’s meeting with emergency managers and other organizations to coordinate response efforts. The organization is accepting money here.
Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has established the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation to provide relief to that island. It’s accepting donations and supplies.
YachtAid Global, which coordinates yacht operators in providing humanitarian aid and disaster response, is accepting money to purchase supplies including food, hygiene kits, medicine and tarps to take to the Bahamas.
National Association of the Bahamas
The National Association of the Bahamas, based in Miami and working with the Bahamas consul general there, has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund.
Only Donate to Reputable Nonprofits and Charities
Regardless of the organization you choose to support, be sure that they are legitimate organizations so that you can ensure that your money is going to help victims of the storm.
Charity Navigator’s comprehensive list highlights organizations that focus on general aid and relief; medical services; animal care and services; financial relief for families; and, food hunger and relief.