Cap Maison Cares: How to Help Communities Affected by Hurricanes
Scene of destruction on Tortola caused by hurricane Irma. (Photo Credit: Ve-Anna Thomas for Saint Lucia News Online)
The Cap Maison family is deeply saddened for all of the communities in the Caribbean and U.S. for the devastation caused by recent hurricanes. From Texas to Florida to our neighboring Caribbean islands, our thoughts and prayers are with our friends, neighbors and family members throughout the region as they continue to recover and rebuild.
We have been so inspired by organizations and individuals who have lent a helping hand and come to the aide of these cities and communities in this time of great need.
There are many ways to help our friends in the northern Caribbean recover from Hurricane Irma. The Lonely Planet outlines several organizations offering general aid, like Global Giving and The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, as well as the best places to donate to help specific islands affected by the storm.
Major international organizations like The Red Cross and UNICEF are currently on the ground in these islands. Donating to these accredited charities means your support will have an immediate impact on people who need help now.
According to Saint Lucia News Online, a GoFundMe for Hurricane Irma relief started by executives at Invest Caribbean is aiming to help the tens of thousands of people throughout the Caribbean, many of whom have lost their homes and all they own, get back on their feet. Donations will be disbursed to Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based global non-profit organization. Click here to donate to the Invest Caribbean initiative.
If you’d like to help those still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, please consider making a donation to these organizations who are making a difference in Houston for all residents, including children, families and even displaced pets.
5 Ways You Can Help:
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund – Houston’s mayor activated this fund, which is managed by the Greater Houston Community Fund.
Houston Humane Society – We love our furry locals at Cap Maison (especially our beloved cat Davidson, a.k.a. Cat Maison). Help Houston’s displaced animals with a donation to this wonderful organization.
Houston Food Bank – Help make sure Houston residents get the food they need with a donation to the city’s food bank.
Interested in donating to another charity? Use Charity Navigator to ensure you’re not getting scammed and your money goes to active organizations in the area.
From all of us in Saint Lucia, we are with you Houston.