Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Southeast and Midwest Tornadoes

Photo from U.S. Air Force
Over the last few days, a powerful storm system with a series of tornadoes has caused widespread destruction across the Southeast and Midwest. In the immediate aftermath, charities have deployed teams on the ground, opening shelters, providing medical assistance and distributing food and other vital supplies to affected communities. Other charities have begun gathering assessment information to plan for long-term recovery and rebuilding.

A number of organizations evaluated by Charity Navigator are assisting with the relief and recovery in the affected areas. If you would like to help, please consider donating to one of the charities below. Before you give, decide what you want your donation to accomplish and select the charity offering that specific type of aid. To do this, simply use Charity Navigator's website to view a charity's rating page. Once you are satisfied with its rating, you can jump to the charity’s website to learn more about the type of assistance the charity is providing in relation to this disaster. For more tips on giving in times of crisis, please visit our site here.

Matthew 25: Ministries is the only organization Charity Navigator is currently aware of that reports 100% of designated contributions will go to relief efforts for this particular disaster. By designating your gift, you will ensure that your donation will be used as you intended.

Feeding America, Save the Children, Convoy of Hope, Church World Services, American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Catholic Charities USA, Samaritan's Purse, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and World Vision are also aiding with the relief and recovery efforts. Please visit Charity Navigator’s website to learn more about these organizations.

3 comments :

gyy55n said...

what about the salvation army/one of their slogans is to help with disaster relief!

Sandra Miniutti said...

We're only listing the charities that we've rated and Salvation Army isn't one of them. You can learn why here:
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?keyword_list=salvation+army&Submit2=GO&bay=search.results

Penny Hawk said...

The Kids In Need Foundation, which is rated by Charity Navigator, is helping to get school supplies to affected areas in Arkansas.