It’s been an unbelievable month of horror, and it keeps getting worse.
As Hurricane Irma tears across the Carribbean, at least 15 people have been confirmed dead on the small island of Dominica, along with at least six more in Puerto Rico.
And central Mexico is steel reeling from a major earthquake on Tuesday, the country’s second since early September. The death toll has now surpassed 250 people.
Looking to donate? Experts say cash is generally best (via check or credit card), as opposed to shipping down items in boxes. Also check out organizations using a website such as Charity Navigator.
(Mostly) Local Places to Donate:
ConPRmetidos on Indiegogo (one of the leading local disaster funds)
Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund on Gofundme (organized by locals in private and nonprofit sector)
Direct Relief (medical supplies)
Topos Tlaltelolco Rescue Brigade (rescue teams staffed by volunteers)
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami (donate to Florida, Cuba or the Caribbean)
Humane Society of the United States (responding to Irma)
Houston Independent School District (cash or donations of certain items)