Disaster Assistance Agencies
American Red Cross
Presbyterian Church, USA
Lutheran Disaster Response
Association of Vineyard Churches
United Church of Christ
North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
United Methodist Committee on Relief
AG Disaster Relief
United Church of Christ National Disaster Ministries
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort
Nazarene Disaster Response
Episcopal Relief and Development
Catholic Charities USA
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Other Charitable Organizations
It’s natural to want to help others when you see how much damage has occurred after a hurricane; indeed, a lot of money needs to be raised! However, this is also a time where scam artists take advantage of your willingness to give.
It’s best to give to charities you know and trust. Avoid e-mails and Web sites claiming to be relief organizations who ask for charitable donations, or individuals asking for donations to help their family members. But, if someone new is pulling at your heartstrings, perform a quick background check through charity watchdog groups such as:
Also, be aware of unsolicited and phony e-mail notices that claim to be from a charity asking for credit card information; this could lead to identity theft!