Donation Management

With each disaster or incident comes a deep desire to help. Below are vetted sources compiled to help provide guidance on how you can help. It is important to remember during any event:

  • Money is best. Donating money to vetted sources allows funds to go directly to affected areas and provides exactly what is needed. 
  • Beware of scams. While money is best, make sure the organization is trusted. Be wary of phone calls, emails and social media asks for funds. Make sure you understand crowdfunding requests as well.
  • Don't donate goods. If you have items you'd like to donate, try having a lawn sale and donating the proceeds. Donated goods are often hard to disseminate in affected areas. They require specific recipients and manpower. 

Please note, other organizations may be working behind the scenes and can be vetted through their membership in the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). Be sure to do your diligence in researching the work done by any group you wish to donate to.

  • CARE: Provides immediate aid, including food, water, hygiene kits, support services, and cash assistance, prioritizing women, girls, families, and the elderly.
  • Doctors Without Borders: Works with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals, and authorities to help people access health care facilities and prescribed medications.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross: Helps people affected by conflicts and supports international Red Cross organizations globally.
  • International Medical Corps: Delivers primary health care and mental health services globally. 
  • Operation Blessing: Humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering in the U.S and around the world. 
  • Samaritan's Purse: A nondenominational evangelical organization providing spiritual and physical aid to victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, and famine. 
  • Save the Children: Helps deliver lifesaving aid to vulnerable children around the world.
  • Sunflower of Peace: Raises money to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front line.
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR): Supports refugees fleeing disaster with food, water, hygiene and other essential nonfood supplies and temporary shelter.
  • UN Refugee Agency: Provides aid for resettlement in the U.S. 
  • UNICEF: Supports health, nutrition, HIV prevention, education, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families. 
  • USAID: Promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. 
  • Voices of Children: Provides psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by armed conflict by providing art therapy, video storytelling, mobile psychologist, and individual family assistance.
  • World Central Kitchen: Provides warm meals for the hungry.