Hurricane Dorian: How can you help?


Tess Malnight ‘21, Staff Writer

In one of the worst natural disasters of this year, Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and the southeastern United States over a month ago and continued the damage for two and a half weeks. In the Bahamas, which received the bulk of the damage, 90% of the buildings in the worst-hit areas have been destroyed, leaving over 70,000 Bahamians homeless and escalating their situation to a humanitarian crisis. 

Now, Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, asks that we pay more attention to our global climate crisis. Climate change has lead to serious tropical storms getting deadlier and deadlier, such as Dorian.

So how can you help? You can start by recycling so that you can preserve our world’s natural resources. You can also use less plastic, eat less beef, and plant trees, and educate yourself about climate change and other ways to help the environment.

As for the victims of Hurricane Dorian, they still need our help.

  • Red Cross: text DORIAN to 90999, which will allow you to donate $10 to helping the victims of the hurricane
  • Salvation Army: click here to donate to relief efforts
  • World Central Kitchen: click here to send donations that will help the WCK feed the survivors of the hurricane
  • ASPCA: click here to learn how you can help the homeless animals after the effects of the storm