Hi Crew! There are so many worthy causes that I hope to feature here on Pay it Forward Fridays (1st Friday of every month). Today however is focused on ways you can give back to those affected here in the U.S. by Harvey and those affected in South Asia by the flooding. From monetary donations to purchases, here is a round-up below. It is amazing to see people coming together to give back so the options seem endless and overwhelming. The list below is one I pulled together and in no way is inclusive of all of the options. Please leave me a comment with any that you would like added.
AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.
Direct Relief is shipping medicine and medical supplies to Texas, and has made its entire medical inventory of more than $100 million available for the Harvey relief effort.
Save the Children is delivering baby supplies, including cribs and strollers, and setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters.
YouCaring has a fund-raising page set up by J. J. Watt of the Houston Texans with a goal of $10 million. By 9:30 p.m. Wednesday it had raised more than $7 million.
GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund supports local organizations by helping to “meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter.” It will also assist with longer-term recovery efforts.
Via People.com a round up of fashion and beauty brands donating proceeds.
Chip and Joanna Gaines designed shirt sold for here $26 here (100% of proceeds go to help those impacted by Harvey)
South Asia(via Instyle.com)
UNICEF has a Children’s Emergency Fund that specifically caters to young natural disaster victims. You can donate a single time or make regular tax-deductible donations, all of which go toward getting kids to safety in situations like the South Asia flooding.
Donate to the Save the Children emergency fund, you’ll help reduce the risk of illnesses by sending purifiers and sanitary hygiene products to victims in need.
Goonj aims to reach 75,000 families throughout rural India, but they need help. With your donation, they can give families basic essentials for food and shelter, and, long-term, they plan on reviving community structures like roads and schools.