Hurricane Dorian has already made landfall with deadly impacts. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed, and tens of thousands of people are left without water, housing, and electricity.

As Dorian continues to move, we can move too. Let’s get rolling on making a difference for the people and places that have been impacted.


Make it count

hurricane harvey, donate, red cross, salvation army, Houston, Texas foodbank

Money is the most valuable thing you can contribute after a disaster. It allows aid organizations to minimize manpower while maximizing their resources.

  • Help Team Rubicon deploy people and resources for immediate and long-term response

  • Pitch in for the Red Cross to provide shelters and relief

See more verified charities at Charity Navigator.

Don’t mail it yet

donate, hurricane harvey

Receiving and sorting through donated items can be a logistical challenge and requires extra manpower for aid workers after a major disaster. Learn more about how even the best intentions can do more harm than good in some cases.

Double-check with the organization or recipient directly to confirm if they did request items or that they are still in need, before shipping anything out.

Be critical of what you share

hurricane harvey, volunteer, red cross, samaritan's purse

After a disaster, it's common for misinformation to spread online. With so many things going viral, it's hard to tell what's real and what's not.

Before you share a photo, video, story, or donation link, do your research. It helps to protect those who've been impacted.

Swing by your local blood bank

hurricane harvey, blood, donate blood

Blood donations are in high demand after a major disaster. Find out where your closest Red Cross blood bank is and give blood. A single donation may help up to three different people.

It only takes about an hour, so you can do it on your lunch break!

Did we miss something awesome?

Share your ideas!

WHAT CAN I DO is ever-expanding, and we need your input to share the best opportunities.