Help Your Community

Once you and your family are prepared, consider extended family members or friends who are especially vulnerable during hurricanes. Pay special attention to individuals with financial limitations and seniors: a disproportionate number of fatalities in recent hurricanes have occurred among seniors.

You can help your broader community before, during, and after disasters by volunteering. Find an organization in your community, and participate in a class, training, or discussion.

Find Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to help your community, including delivering food to older adults or organizing your own community project. Consider any special skills you may be able to offer.

Get training in CPR and basic first aid, as well as other hazard-specific training.

A financial contribution or gift to a recognized nonprofit disaster relief organization is always an effective way to support disaster recovery, and even small amounts can make a big difference.