Several organizations are helping victims of Hurricane Irene. Here’s how you can help:
The American Red Cross: You can use your cellphone to send donations of $10 via text message to the agency. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999. Find out more at www.redcross.org.
The Salvation Army: Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone. Or donate online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by phone, 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
The Humane Society of the United States: The Humane Society is on Twitter with up-to-date info on pet and animal assistance, including shelters that are available in areas affected by Irene. You can donate by visiting www.humanesociety.org.
AmeriCares:AmeriCares, which provides emergency medicine and supplies, accepts donations on its website, www.americares.org. Phone: 1.800.486.4357.
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity, which helps rebuild homes, accepts donations on its website, www.habitat.org.
Feeding America: Feeding America is seeking volunteers to work in food banks. You can also donate money and learn more about volunteering at http://feedingamerica.org.
Operation USA: Operation USA accepts online donations at https://donate.opusa.org/?. You can also make a $10 donation by sending a text message with the word AID to 50555. Phone: 1.800.678.7255.
Direct Relief: Direct Relief, which provides “Hurricane Preparation Packs” of medicine and medical supplies, is accepting donations at www.directrelief.org. Phone: 805.964.4767.
Charity Navigator: Charity Navigator is a non-profit organization that has information on more than 5,000 charities and evaluates the groups’ financial health. Find out more at www.charitynavigator.org.