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

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agencies, who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water. Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agency in Cuba who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water.Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agencies in Haiti who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water.Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic and has caused catastrophic damage. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support any necessary relief and recovery efforts from this storm in the US and Caribbean.
Protect Children In The Path Of Hurricane Irma
Hurricane season has forced the most vulnerable children into even more danger. Their homes have been destroyed and their schools have been disrupted. The time to act is now and UNICEF is on the ground, leading disaster response, delivering supplies, and helping kids get back to being kids. Right now multiple emergencies threaten children's lives: Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, flooding in South Asia and additional disasters around the world. Don't delay - help UNICEF today.
Caribbean Hurricane Relief
All Hands and Hearts arrived on the ground in the Caribbean shortly after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated many islands. We currently have programs in St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Dominica, and Puerto Rico to provide relief to the thousands still suffering. Our teams are completing response work and recovery work in the form of rebuilding homes and schools in communities that have not received critical assistance.
Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018
Our mission is to provide Antigua and Barbuda Primary School student with the tools they need to better their education. Antigua and Barbuda Associations United (ABAU) Education Committee spearheaded by Antigua and Barbuda Students Association-USA for the 2018-2019 School Year. The Education Committee identifies the educational needs of the Community. The committee creates quality, value-added programs to enhance professionalism and business development goals for our students. Please Help!
Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust
The Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust is an emergency relief fund to help rebuild the Caribbean island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma destroyed the majority of houses and major infrastructure. ICF is working with the Waitt Institute and the local government to provide emergency housing, food, clothing and supplies, restore community services, and support daily living expenses and wages for Barbudan emergency workers to rebuild livelihoods.
Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims
Disasters such as Hurricane Irma devastate young and old, partners and families, immigrants, refugees, and native residents alike. These people have lost their homes and businesses or are first responders who experience their own trauma. Real Medicine Foundation has an excellent track record in psychotrauma support and is working to expand our current Hurricane Harvey response to communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Services include counseling and psychosocial support.
Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience
Team Rubicon Global is the hub of a veteran led natural disaster response organisation. With a network of over 75,000 volunteers committed to delivering assistance to those worst affected in the wake of natural disasters. This project supports our teams deploying to the Caribbean as part of the recovery efforts following Hurricanes Irma & Maria since 2017 as part of Resilience and Preparedness programs. - please join us as a partner in helping those most in need as these communities rebuild
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
40% of high school students in Puerto Rico are out of school. NUESTRA ESCUELA successfully serves this population since the year 2000 with over 1500 graduates. Our primary function is to support socio-economically disadvantaged youth who for various reasons drop out of school. To continue providing these students an alternative model of education that grants them a high school diploma in a healthy and proper environment, we must rebuild our school premises in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico
When Irma & Maria hit Puerto Rico, poor and vulnerable neighborhoods were among the most affected. In the 8 communities along the Caño Martín Peña, winners of the World Habitat Awards,~1,000 families lost the roofs to their homes and a safe place to sleep. Temporary tarps already have filtrations, leading to mold related diseases. Roofs for the Caño, a community-based project, will help ~12 families in dire conditions return to normalcy by transitioning from tarps to permanent, resilient roofs.
Hurricane Irma Children's Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. After tearing its way across a string of Caribbean islands and up through Florida, Hurricane Irma has left behind a trail of damage and flooding - with more than 4 million children at risk.
Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria
International Medical Corps disaster response experts in the Caribbean and Florida are providing much-needed assistance and identifying pressing needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria was the third massive hurricane to hit the Caribbean this year and continued the destruction where Irma left off, further destroying homes, crops, and livelihoods, and leaving thousands without access to electricity, clean water, and communication systems.
Hurricane Relief:  Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori
We are rebuilding our school that was damaged in Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The effects of living on generator power, 90% humidity, consistent rains, and weakened infrastructure on the island result in damaged equipment, structures, and support needs. Repairs require a consistent source of upfront capital. The combination of these is a heavy burden for small, non-profits like our school, St. Croix Montessori, and the support of our global community is invaluable to the children we serve.
Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI)
The Nonprofit Consortium actively convenes 40+ organizations in health & human services, environment & climate change, and education to collaborate in 1) programs; 2) fundraising efforts, and 3) organizational capacity building. This project will be critical in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as it will convene both front-line service providers and secondary impact service organizations. This level of strategic coordination is vital to the re-building of the island after the storm.
St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund
The CARE Fund seeks to cultivate national philanthropic partnerships to support our hurricane recovery and resiliency strategy. As a community-centric nonprofit serving disproportionately poor, under-served American residents, St. Croix Foundation is leading our community through recovery, grounded by our commitment to social equity.
Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba
Help Global Links deliver medical equipment and supplies that will support health services and hospitals damaged by Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma Emergency Response Fund
by CARE
CARE has established the Hurricane Irma Emergency Response Fund, with a $1 million initial goal to support our humanitarian response and work with partners to provide immediate relief and longer-term rehabilitation in the most affected areas. Your gift will help us address the needs of the most vulnerable families.
Direct Relief Response to Irma - US & Caribbean
Direct Relief is providing essential medicines and supplies to health centers throughout Florida and facilities in the Caribbean that are treating people affected by the storm and subsequent flooding. People who have evacuated or lost their homes often leave without their critical medicines, so Direct Relief is working to ensure that people remain healthy.
Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John
Sisterhood Agenda needs your help with our new Hurricane Irma Relief project. Like many businesses and residents on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sisterhood Agenda and our new SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy were hit hard by Hurricane Irma ealier this month. Essential services such (government, banking, and postal services remain closed and the island is without electricity. Our media center and library were destroyed as our roof, ceiling, patio doors, and windows caved in.
Bring the Ideas Box to Puerto Rico!
LWB seeks to bring the Ideas Box to 5 cities in Puerto Rico that were especially devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Ideas Box is a portable multimedia center and learning space that provides educational and cultural resources to communities in need, including refugees, displaced persons, and victims of natural disasters.
Preserve Historical Sites & Heritage in St. Thomas
We are the only Historical Museum in St. Thomas. Our mission is to identify, protect, and perserve the history, sites and culture of STT. Our museum sustained damage during the two Category 5 hurricanes: Irma and Maria. We are working to clean and restore the historical artifacts,photographs and archives we currently have in the museum.
Help Hurricane Impacted At-Risk Youth In St. Croix
Months after Hurricane Maria devastated St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, many at-risk youth across the island and their families are desperately in need of the basic necessities, including food, water and toiletries. We at Project Promise, (PP), the three-year-old St. Croix-based, (501(c) (3) non-profit, are more determined than ever to helping the most vulnerable among us. Your gift of just $10 US can help at least one child get a nutritious meal. Won't you lend a helping hand today?
Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises
Intercambios has an opportunity to emerge from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria stronger than ever. By transforming our headquarters into a safe space to offer lifesaving care and emergency relief, Intercambios will ensure that the most vulnerable people in Puerto Rico, including people who use drugs, people with HIV, and people who face other health disparities, can access urgent assistance now and never face another crisis alone.
Help Hurricane Impacted Children In St. Croix
Project Promise will provide support services for children traumatized by Hurricane's Irma and Maria by providing a holistic approach to healing.
Help Deliver Donated Product to Those in Need
Delivering Good is working diligently around the clock with the fashion, home and children's industries to secure donations of new merchandise for the adults, children and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We are currently taking donations of product as well as cash, which will help transport the merchandise to community partners, on the ground who will distribute it to people in need over the next several weeks and months.
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