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Humane Society

The Animal Rescue Team of the country's largest animal welfare organization is seeking donations to help animals in storm-ravaged areas.

American Red Cross

One of the country's oldest humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross is providing shelter, food and other necessities in the disaster areas. Donations can be made through its website.

Salvation Army

The faith-based charity is providing food, water and other supplies to areas hit by natural disasters. Donations can be made through its website or by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

Aid For Puerto Rico

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The National Puerto Rican Agenda

Lydia Valencia, CEO of the Puerto Rican Congress in Lakewood, helped found the National Puerto Rican Agenda. The organization is creating a permanent relief fund. Find out more at www.puertoricanagenda.org.


The Community Affairs and Resource Center

CARC is collecting supplies that will go to earthquake victims in Mexico and hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.  They are accepting:

  • gift cards

  • cash donations

  • non-perishable foods

  • cleaning supplies

  • toiletries

  • clothing in good condition.

They ask that people avoid donating items in glass containers.

Donations can be dropped off at CARC's offices: 913 Sewall Ave, Asbury Park; 12 Throckmorton St., Freehold Borough; or 253 Chestnut St., Toms River.

Puerto Rican Alliance of Elizabeth

The Puerto Rican Alliance of Elizabeth is collecting donations at 250 Second St., Elizabeth, NJ.

The organization will accept: 

  • flashlights

  • generators

  • batteries 

  • non-perishable foods 

  • pet food

  • diapers and other supplies.


The organization is not taking clothes or monetary donations.


The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

The Puerto Rican Congress is partnering with the state OEM and other agencies to collect donations, Valencia says. Donations will be shipped to Puerto Rico or stored at an OEM warehouse until the island is ready to receive aid. More information is available by calling 1-833-NJ-HELPS (1-833-654-3577).


UNICEF is a global leader in emergency response, last year reaching children in 344 humanitarian emergencies across 108 countries. They stand ready to provide aid before, during and after a crisis.  After mobilizing to get immediate critical support — Emergency Relief Kits — to the children of Puerto Rico, UNICEF is rushing shipments of fresh drinking water to families across the island. To donate to relief efforts, visit their website.


Community Blood Council of New Jersey

The blood council is working with a national task force to urge people to give blood as soon as possible, especially those donors who know they have O-positive blood, the safest to transfuse.

Blood drives in southeast Texas are being cancelled due to the ongoing flooding, so outside organizations are readying to resupply that region's blood supply. Those interested in donating can contact the Community Blood Council

at 609-883-9750 or www.GiveBloodNJ.org.    

Best Friends Animal Society

Help for the animals of Hurricane Harvey.

Best Friends’ disaster response team is deploying to Texas to rescue stranded animals, deliver supplies to hard-hit shelters, transport displaced shelter pets and support emergency sheltering efforts. More information and how to donate can be found on their website.

Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive, an Austin-based animal rescue organization, is seeking both cash and in-kind donations to help shelter animals displaced by the storm. Information about the kinds of items needed and how to donate is available on the organization's website.


Volunteer Florida

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management. For more information and to donate visit their website.

Heart of Florida United Way

Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Heart of Florida United Way has established the United Way Relief Fund to support Florida communities on the road to recovery. 100% of donations to the Relief Fund will directly help Orange, Seminole and Osceola County residents recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.


Florida Department of Children and Families

The Florida Department of Children and Families has many services available to Floridians during times of disaster.

Disaster Recovery Centers provide assistance with disaster unemployment, financial assistance through FEMA, elder affairs issues, housing and rental assistance, aid for businesses and referrals for other needs are available on their website: http://www.myflfamilies.com/disaster


Medical Volunteers Needed

Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. They engage volunteers, collaborate with partners, and deploy resources to achieve this mission.

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria additional medical professionals are needed to meet the needs of those affected. Family practice providers and nurses are invited join us serving those most in need. Sign Up Now »