Here's How YOU Can Help Victims Of Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO  SEPTEMBER 20: A palm tree is balanced on fallen power lines after Hurricane Maria at Condado in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.
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Here's How YOU Can Help Victims Of Hurricane Maria

Show support for Puerto Rico, Mexico and more.

Published September 21st

This week, Hurricane Maria destroyed infrastructure and destabilized the lives of many vulnerable Caribbean people just days after Hurricane Irma hit. Puerto Rico and Mexico, specifically, got most of the brunt from the Category 4 storm. In light of the devastation, efforts are being made to help survivors rebuild their lives. Various campaigns have made getting involved easier than ever.

Here's how you can support hurricane victims:

  1. GOFUNDME AND FUNDLY
    (Photo: GoFundMe)

    Several campaigns to aid victims of Hurricane Maria have surfaced on fundraising websites like GoFundMe and Fundly.

  2. Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund
    (Photo: Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund)

    The Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund is raising £5,000,000 to help the people of Dominica in light of devastation from Hurricane Maria.

  3. UNICEF
    Syrian refugee children take part in activities organised at by the non-profit organistion "Beyond Association" in Saadnayel on July 16, 2016.  
More than 250,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are out of school, despite efforts by the government and donors, Human Rights Watch said calling it an "immediate crisis."

 / AFP / HASSAN JARRAH        (Photo credit should read HASSAN JARRAH/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: HASSAN JARRAH/AFP/Getty Images)

    The United Nations Children's Fund supports the needs of children who were affected by Hurricane Maria by ensuring they have access to clean water, safe spaces, supplies and education.

  4. AMERICAN RED CROSS
    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: People receive free food from the American Red Cross in the heavily damaged Rockaway neighborhood where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 14, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy slammed into parts of New York and New Jersey, thousands are still without power and heat.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    In times of disaster, the American Red Cross distributes food and emergency supplies, opens overnight shelters, provides health care and deploys emergency response vehicles.

  5. GLOBAL GIVING
    (Photo: Global Giving)

    Global Giving's Caribbean Hurricane Maria + Irma Relief Fund aims to raise $2 million to meet survivors' immediate needs for food, water, hygiene and shelter. After, the fund will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local reputable organizations.

  6. SAVE THE CHILDREN
    Aid packages ready to be shipped to the Philippines as part of efforts to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyan are stacked in the Oxfam UK warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire on November 13, 2013 .   A television appeal, which had raised £1.5 million ($2.4 million, 1.77 million euros) in the 15 hours since it was launched on November 12, 2013, was set up by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a group of 14 UK aid organisations including Action Aid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, Oxfam and Save the Children. The government will match all donations up to £5 million, and on Monday announced it was sending a warship and transporter plane to help the relief operation.  AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE        (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

    In response to Hurricane Maria, Save the Children is raising money to help children and families with emergency assistance.

  7. Unidos por Puerto Rico
    (Photo: Unidos Por Puerto Rico)

    The first lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló's Unidos por Puerto Rico taps into the private sector to provide relief to Puerto Ricans who were affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

  8. Team Rubicon
    LAPUBESI, NEPAL - MARCH: In this handout provided by Team Rubicon UK, Manny Penuel from the UK with local helpers during rebuilding work in March, 2016 in Lapubesi, Nepal. Prince Harry joined Team Rubicon UK volunteers for part of Operation: Nirman following his official tour of the country last month. (Photo by Becky Maynard/Team Rubicon UK via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Becky Maynard/Team Rubicon UK via Getty Images)

    Military veterans can help victims by volunteering with Team Rubicon, a business that connects skilled military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Written by Christine Forbes

(Photo: Pablo Pantoja/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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