Although the trajectory of Hurricane Ian isn’t forecasted to come our way, it is still crucial to help our neighbors that fall in the Hurricane’s path. We’ve gathered programs and organizations that you can support to help those in need.
What we know about Hurricane Ian
As of September 29, Time states Hurricane Ian became one the strongest hurricanes to make landfall in Florida since Hurricane Michael back in 2018. The winds reached about 155 mph, making it a Category 4.
According to WBRC, Hurricane Ian has already produced 12-24 inches of rain along Interstate 4 in the Florida Peninsula from Cape Coral to Orlando and Daytona Beach. Alabama has been unscathed for the most part besides Al.com’s reporting of some of the water in Mobile Bay being temporarily sucked out from the storm surge.
How YOU can help
- Red Cross Response—Volunteer or give blood to help those seeking refuge.
- Greater Birmingham Humane Society Hurricane Relief—GBHS is helping evacuate animals from shelters in the path of Hurricane Ian.
- Talladega Superspeedway—Talladega Superspeedway is opening its campground to refugees.
- Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services—Volunteer, donate and give to Salvation Army.
- Hatching Hope—Alabama nonprofit providing supplies and preparing to head down to Florida soon.
- Florida Disaster Fund—Donate to the response team fund.
- The Barnes Family, McDonald’s and Auto Lighting of Alabama—If you live near Mobile, Alabama, you can drop off supplies or donate to these groups.
- Convoy of Hope—They are providing pre-bagged groceries.
Learn more about how to prepare for Hurricanes and remember, stay safe!
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