Lift Communities Out of Disasters Through Relief & Resiliency Giving Opportunities
Children, the elderly and poor populations worldwide bear the brunt of natural and man-made disasters. By investing in aid in the form of shelter, food, water, funds, medical care and supplies, we can ensure life-saving intervention that relieves and rebuilds families, communities and economies. Countering a disaster requires a coordinated and immediate response by allied charities to deploy the most aid to the most victims.
The Disaster Relief Fund brings together four of the most respected international organizations focused on disaster relief and resiliency around the world. Through this fund, you will help provide emergency funding for reconstruction and recovery, medical support and supplies, building materials and tools, food, water, clothing, toiletries, cots and generators, and communications technology and equipment.
California Fire Disaster Fund
Fires continue to rage across California, covering thousands of acres of ground and threating the lives of thousands of people. Hundreds of people are still missing, and the town of Paradise, California – once home to 27,000 – has been completely leveled. Smoke from the fire also threatens those who inhale it with lung, heart, neurological and immune system complications.
Kerala, India Flood Relief Fund
Heavy rain that began on Aug. 8 has triggered ongoing flooding and landslides across the Kerala state in southern India. Global Impact’s charity partners are on the ground providing food, water, shelter and create child-friendly spaces for displaced children.
Hurricane Florence Disaster Fund
Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 14, as a Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 mph.
Indonesian Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund
On Friday, Sept. 28 a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Palu on Sulawesi island in Indonesia causing a massive tsunami and killing more than 800 people. Thousands of buildings have been destroyed and more than 18,000 people have been displaced in Palu alone. This disaster is the second major earthquake to hit Indonesia in just two months.
Typhoon Mangkhut Disaster Fund
Super Typhoon Mangkhut (or Ompong) made landfall on the island of Luzon early Saturday, September 15. Equal in strength to a Category 5 hurricane, the typhoon brought with it sustained winds of up to 165 mph, dangerous storm surge and landslides that have blocked roads and destroyed homes.
Hurricane Michael Disaster Fund
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Hurricane Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach near the Florida Panhandle. With winds reaching 155 mph, the category four storm is one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the United States in the past 50 years.
Sunda Strait Tsunami
A tsunami that hit on Dec. 22 along the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia has left at least 426 dead, 7,000 injured and 12 missing. More than 40,000 people have been evacuated.