September 4, 2019

Charities Providing Direct Relief from Hurricane Dorian

Author Joan Allmaras, Philanthropic Services Associate

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas early this week and is predicted to impact the southeastern coastline of the United States over the coming days. The organizations listed below are actively working to provide relief and support in the Bahamas. As the storm continues to travel north, we will update this post with additional resources to help those in Dorian’s path.

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Center for Disaster Philanthropy (EIN 45-5257937)

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has officially launched their 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund. Focused on medium- and long-term recovery efforts, this fund allows donors either to support all geographic regions affected by this season’s hurricanes, or to designate their gift to a particular region.


Direct Relief (EIN 95-1831116)

Through partnerships with numerous Caribbean, international, and government entities, Direct Relief is providing medical aid and emergency medical caches to the Bahamas. The organization has also had supplies and teams in place across the southeastern United States since the beginning of hurricane season, ready to quickly deploy when and where assistance is needed.


GlobalGiving (EIN 30-0108263)

GlobalGiving has established the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to support both immediate and long-term recovery needs through local organizations in the affected communities in the Bahamas and elsewhere.


Greater Miami Jewish Federation (EIN 59-0624404)

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to provide aid to the Bahamas and any other areas that are affected by Dorian.


Heart to Heart International (EIN 48-1108359)

An HHI Disaster Response Team is on the ground in the Bahamas, coordinating with first responders and government officials to provide aid to affected areas. An additional response team, Mobile Medical Unit, is on standby in Florida with medical personnel to respond where they are most needed as Dorian continues to threaten the East Coast.


International Medical Corps (EIN 95-3949646)

The International Medical Corps has an emergency response team stationed in the Bahamas, working with the government, the International Federation of the Red Cross and other local NGOs to coordinate relief efforts such as medical supplies and mental health support services. Another team has also been deployed to Florida in preparation for any necessary response within the United States.


National Association of the Bahamas (EIN 65-0525850)

Based in Miami, the National Association of the Bahamas has established a Hurricane Relief Fund to help address the immediate needs of those impacted by Dorian on the northern islands of the Bahamas.


Project HOPE (EIN 53-0242962)

Project HOPE staff are on the ground in the Bahamas providing medical care and volunteers, hygiene kits and other assistance to the communities that need them most.


World Central Kitchen (EIN 27-3521132)

World Central Kitchen’s Chef Relief Team was in the Bahamas in advance of and during Dorian’s landfall and has been serving meals to those affected by the storm. Another team is also stationed in Florida, preparing for a response effort in the United States.