Ways to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian’s aftermath left neighborhoods and homes damaged, with millions needing help. They can use volunteers, donations and household goods.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Neighbors for Neighbors: Those wishing to donate can click here or text 41444.
  • Global Empowerment Mission (GEM): GEM Bstrong, in partnership with Dade County, has deployed teams, loaded trucks and established partnerships in the areas affected. GEM will transport emergency and humanitarian aid in the near-term, and will be actively involved in reconstruction and sustainable development efforts. To donate, click here.
  • Direct Relief:  The organization will aid Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Cuba. They will also provide assistance to Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Fiona. To donate, click here.
  • Florida Disaster Fund: The state of Florida has a Florida Disaster Fund that you can donate to here or by texting “disaster” to 20222.
  • Feeding Florida’s food banks: Feeding South Florida and Feeding Florida are on the ground providing food, water and resources to those affected by Hurricane Ian.
  • Global Giving: The organization is helping all of Cuba, Florida, and all other areas affected by Hurricane Ian. To donate, click here.
  • Hialeah Gardens Police Department: The City of Hialeah Gardens Police Department will be collecting non-perishable food (canned or dried), personal care items, water, diapers, baby formula, and cleaning products. Items may be dropped off at the police department located at 10301 NW 87 Avenue, Hialeah Gardens. Donations will be accepted 24 hours a day beginning Friday, September 30 until Friday, October 7, 2022.
  • The American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is accepting monetary and blood donations. To donate, click here. 
  • The Salvation Army: They are working on providing food and shelter for those impacted. They have sent representatives to support those in Florida and Georgia, and it has promised to help those in North Carolina and South Carolina if necessary. They are also providing ongoing aid to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. To donate, click here. 
  • United Way Miami with Operation Helping Hands: To make a donation, click here.
  • Volunteer Florida: Volunteer Florida has several volunteer positions open for people to help those who have been impacted. For information on volunteering and donations, click here.