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Homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael are shown from the air October 11, 2018 in Mexico Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris O’Meara-Pool/Getty Images)

NEIGHBORS 4 NEIGHBORS

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is collecting monetary donations for the long term relief, recovery and unmet needs of Hurricane Michael survivors.

Remember cash is king in the aftermath of natural disasters. CLICK HERE TO DONATE then choose Hurricane Michael in the designation section to make sure your donation goes right where it’s needed most.

You can also mail a check to:
Neighbors4Neighbors
8900 NW 18th Terrace
Doral, FL 33172
Attention – Hurricane Michael Fund

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS

  • To make a $10 donation:
  • Visit redcross.org
  • Call 1-800-RedCross
  • Text the word MICHEAL to 90999

FLORIDA DISASTER FUND

The State of Florida’s official private fund supports communities as they respond to and recover from emergencies. Funds will go to disaster-related response and recovery. To donate click here.

GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION

Those wishing to contribute can do so by visiting http://www.JewishMiami.org.

Checks also can be mailed payable to:

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33137.
Please note “Hurricane Michael Relief Fund” in the memo area of each check.
For more information about donating to Federation’s Hurricane Michael Relief Fund, call 305-576-4000, ext. 428.

VOLUNTEER FLORIDA

Volunteer Florida, the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, is promoting donations to the Florida Disaster Fund to support the thousands of Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael.

To donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, please click here or visit www.volunteerflorida.org.

SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army prefers financial contributions. This allows needed items to be purchased through cost-efficient partnerships.

Visit HelpSalvationArmy.org
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Make a contribution through your smart device by asking Alexa to “donate to The Salvation Army.”
Or text “STORM” to 51555.

FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA

Most needed non-food items:

  • Diapers
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Cleaning supplies

Most needed food items:

  • Pop-top cans
  • Peanut butter
  • Instant soup mixes

Click here to donate

 

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE

Monroe County Fire Rescue is collecting non-perishable food items, pet food, water, bleach, sugar, toiletries, hand/power tools, gas cans, extension cords, generators and batteries. Trucks leave Friday, Oct. 19 for Bay County – the hardest hit County in Florida that includes Mexico Beach and Panama City.

  • Drop-off locations:
    Big Pine Fire Station, 390 Key Deer Blvd.,
    Monroe County Fire Rescue headquarters, 490 E. 63rd St. Ocean in Marathon
    Tavernier Fire Station, 151 Marine Avenue.

 

BLOOD DONATIONS

  • OneBlood: 1-888-936-6283
  • Lifesafe: 1-888-795-2707
  • American Red Cross:1-800-733-2767

 

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Homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael are shown in this aerial photo on October 11, 2018 in Mexico Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris O’Meara-Pool/Getty Images)

AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND

The American Kidney Fund is helping with transportation expenses for dialysis treatment, replacing lost medications and assisting with temporary housing.

AMERICARES

AmeriCares has deployed relief workers to Florida to deliver emergency medicines and relief supplies, and to offer support to health clinics.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS

International Medical Corps said it has sent teams of doctors and nurses to Florida at the request of the state’s Department of Health.

AIRBNB
Airbnb
 hosts in the regions marked on this map are opening their homes for free to relief workers and those displaced by the storm from Oct. 8 to Oct. 29. Those interested in hosting evacuees can sign up here.

SAMARITAN’S PURSE

Samaritan’s Purse is calling for donations and volunteers to deliver aid and help homeowners rebuild.

SBP

SBP, a national disaster recovery nonprofit, will provide services like gutting and mold remediation and help residents rebuild.

SAVE THE CHILDREN

Save the Children is providing hygiene kits, portable cribs, baby wipes, toys and children’s activities.

 

DIRECT RELIEF

The organization has assistance programs that provide direct medical aid. They support more than 190 health facilities in the storm’s path throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Donations can be made here.

DONORSCHOOSE.ORG

This charity has created a recovery fund to directly support teachers in classrooms damaged by Michael. Contributions will help teachers support their students and restock classrooms with materials like books, furniture, classroom supplies, technology and therapy resources. To support the fund visit: https://www.donorschoose.org/hurricane-michael  

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The organization that partners with future homeowners to build affordable housing said on its website that it is accepting donations that will be used to respond to families affected by Hurricane Michael “until Habitat for Humanity’s role in meeting the need is met.” Donations can be made online here.

WORLD HOPE INTERNATIONAL

They are coordinating relief staging areas through their local church and non-profit networks to distribute emergency supplies such as food, water, high-quality tarps, and other supplies. You can donate online here or by calling 888-466-HOPE. 

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Damaged homes are seen after hurricane Michael passed through the area on October 11, 2018 in Mexico Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

PETS

 

FLORIDA URGENT RESCUE

The Jacksonville, Fla. animal rescue group has been taking in dogs from rural shelters in Hurricane Michael’s path. To make a donation online click here. 

HUMANE SOCIETY NAPLES

The no kill pet shelter has been active in sending out rescue teams to towns affected by the hurricane to rescue animals. You can donate here to support their efforts.

Remember to beware of scams and know to whom you are donating.

 

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BROWARD COUNTY 

The Humane Society of Broward County is looking for pet adopters for animals who were in a Dothan Alabama animal shelter, which suffered tremendous damage including the destruction of one building that housed over 50 animals. 40 dogs and 20 cats are now living in crates and have nowhere to go. The Humane Society of Broward County is bringing these animals to South Florida on Monday and need people to adopt them. They also need donated items for the shelter.

Visit the HSBC now through October 19th and bring a much-needed wish list item to help the Dothan shelter.  A wish list of high-priority items is below and these items will be delivered when HSBC staff travels to Alabama on Sunday and on their next trip.  In return for your generosity, you will receive a voucher that will waive the adoption fee for any pet 6 months of age and older.

Wish list items in need:

  • Cases of water – bottles or gallons
  • C & D batteries – 24 pack or larger
  • Cases of canned pet food – bagged food goes bad quickly with no AC
  • Large size garbage bags
  • Portable phone chargers

New or Gently Used Items:

  • Extension Cords & Power Strips
  • Tarps
  • Flash Lights & Lantern/lights– battery or solar powered
  • Fan – battery or solar powered
  • Generator (please call for details 954-266-6874)