This past week has been challenging for many of us in Florida and the Caribbean who have been in the path of Hurricane Irma. On behalf of the staff and volunteers at Florida Conservation Voters, we’d like to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by this devastating event.
You have been very much in our thoughts during this stressful and difficult time, and we hope you and your loved ones are safe and secure.
Despite the destruction of Hurricane Irma, I draw inspiration from the hundreds of reports from across the state of ordinary people doing extraordinary acts to help our fellow citizens and Florida wildlife recover from this terrible storm.
Numerous charities are working to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts across the region. Financial contributions are most helpful. If you are able, please consider making a contribution to one of the charities listed below or to one of your choosing:
Feeding Florida — Network of food banks providing emergency food supply for Florida communities
United Way of Florida — Support for storm-related needs and long term recovery (site also provides links to donate to local United Ways throughout Florida)
Global Giving – The Hurricane Irma Relief Fund goes to vetted local groups and larger relief organizations
Save the Children – Support the needs of young children affected by Hurricane Irma in the US, Dominican Republic, and Haiti
South Florida Wildlife Center – Support wildlife rehabilitation and care for wildlife injured by Hurricane Irma
Floridians will get through this difficult time the only way we know now – together. House by house and block by block, the true character of our state emerges from the clouds and shines today.