Hurricane Delta has destroyed a large part of the Gulf Coast this past week, with states like Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida all recovering from the storm.
Thousands are without power, many have lost their homes or places of business, and it’s going to take a long time for normalcy to be restored.
Not to mention, countless people who were evacuated may not be able to return to their homes for a long time.
While it can feel like there’s not much you can do from miles away, there are a lot of ways to help the victims of Hurricane Delta.
From giving cash to organizations to donating supplies and clothing, read on to learn how you can help someone in need.
If you want to help the victims of Hurricane Delta, you can either visit redcross.org, call 800-RED-CROSS, or text the word DELTA to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
These donations go directly to the people who need it most and provide food, shelter, supplies, and emotional support.
And, if you live near the Gulf Coast and want to help out with your time, the Red Cross is always looking for volunteers.
The United Way of Southwest Louisiana is looking for donations and for volunteers, as they are not just recovering from Hurricane Delta but also Hurricane Laura.
To help the people affected by both storms, you can text LAURA to 40403 to donate.
If you’re wanting to provide food to people in need, Mercy Chefs is doing just that in Lousiana.
They are providing chef-prepared meals in Lake Charles Louisiana and recently served 97,000 meals following Hurricane Laura. To help them out, go to mercychefs.com/hurricane-delta.
All Hands and Hearts sends volunteers to the site of disasters to help clean up and rebuild what’s been destroyed. You can either donate money to help the volunteers or you can offer to volunteer yourself.
Samaritan’s Purse works to help families remove trees that have fallen down and clear out any debris around their homes.
They also help to tarp roofs and save personal belongings that may have been damaged during the storm. If you’re interested in helping, go to SPvolunteer.org.
The Salvation Army gives food and supplies to people affected by natural disasters.
In fact, they gave more than 400,000 meals following Hurricane Laura this year. If you want to make a donation, head to give.salvationarmyusa.org.