A Very Wide Swath
Updated: September 13
Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Hurricane Irma left a wake of destruction in parts of the Caribbean and southeastern United States. With homes lost and streets flooded, millions of people still remain without power and water.
How to help Hurricane Irma victims
Check the crowdsourced IrmaResponse.org for frequent updates and resources for those in the hurricane zones.
Or support Florida groups including the Miami Climate Alliance, Miami Workers Center, New Florida Majority, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Make the Homeless Smile. Each of these organizations is working to address both the hurricane's immediate impacts on the most vulnerable communities, as well as the longer-term impacts of climate change in the region.
Support relief efforts on the island of Barbuda (one opportunity here, a longer list here), the US Virgin Islands (including Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and retired basketball star Tim Duncan's YouCaring campaign), the British Virgin Islands (full list of opportunities here), and in Haiti.
Can you offer free housing? Airbnb will match you with someone who needs it, waiving its service fees for these bookings through September 28.
Join a conference call on human rights in long-term disaster recovery (originally scheduled to discuss Hurricane Harvey, but Hurricane Irma will certainly get a mention: Wed. Sept. 13 at 1pm ET) or the Climate Justice Alliance's webinar 'Weathering the Storms: Updates from Frontline Communities Impacted by Harvey and Irma' (Wed. Sept. 13 at 8pm ET).