Hurricane Irma Relief:

What’s Happening and How to Help

With winds in excess of 180 mph, Hurricane Irma has had a destructive path in the Caribbean and the United States. Each of the projects below will support Hurricane Irma relief efforts led by GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners. You can donate directly to a specific project, or you can give to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund.

Donations to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund will be divided among our vetted nonprofit partners on this list relative to where the need is greatest. This list of responding organizations and their recovery projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.

We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, donations to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.

Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery Projects by GlobalGiving’s Vetted Partners

Revitalizing Children's Activities
This project will support interim and ongoing activities for our children, as well as transportation to and from activities on our small islands, and start-up of a new interim local facility and a Bookmobile. These are needed because all public facilities in Coral Bay available before the storms for activities were completely destroyed in Hurricane Irma, as were the basketball court, and parks and open space vegetation. Physical restoration is beginning and will take years.
Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI)
The Nonprofit Consortium actively convenes 35+ organizations in health & human services, environment and education to collaborate around; 1) programming; 2) operating support and 3) organizational capacity building. This project is critical due to the compounded impact of Hurricanes Maria and COVID-19 and will enable us to convene, provide direct services, and advocate for both front-line service providers and secondary impact service organizations.
Provide a Year of Medicine to 50 Virgin Islanders
This project helps those with chronic illnesses in the US Virgin Islands which are still in recovery from the unprecedented 2017 hurricanes. Medical infrastructure remains compromised, so it is critical to keep islanders at the lowest level of care for their chronic health issues. Compliance with prescribed medications is an essential part of community health. No person should have to choose between basic needs like food and shelter and the medication they need to stay healthy and productive.
Lutheran Disaster Response - US Virgin Islands
This project is a volunteer rebuilding program constructing and repairing homes for survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. We purchase building materials, tools, and basic supplies for volunteers who construct roofs, walls, and hurricane-safe fixtures for individuals who cannot afford repairs on their own. We give priority to older people living on low, fixed incomes who do not have property insurance and did not receive enough assistance after the storms.
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