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How to Help Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

When hurricane Ida hit several states within a span of a few days. Many communities need essentials and donations to aid those affected by the storm’s impact. South Florida is familiar with the devastation that hurricanes can cause. The SERVPRO of West Palm Beach team responded quickly to the crises by sending a crew to provide services in the New Jersey area.

While many of us want to send aid, it can be tough to narrow down the best way to ensure that Hurricane Ida donations reach the people who need them. We have developed a short list of vetted organizations that are providing relief in the affected areas. Some organizations are larger or have a national presence, while others are smaller, grassroots efforts. Most of these organizations focus on providing food, shelter, water, and medical assistance. They are currently accepting donations to support their missions.

Nationwide Organizations

American Red Cross

The Salvation Army

United Way

  • For a list of various local United Way Centers, click here.

Team Rubicon   

  • A veteran-led disaster response organization that takes donations and volunteers.

World Central Kitchen

  • Providing fresh meals to communities struck by Ida.

Water Resources

Imagine Water Works

Newark Water Coalition 

  • Providing potable water throughout the Newark area.

Brick City Mutual Aid is providing water to those in the Newark area.

Local or Grassroots Efforts

Community Food Bank of New Jersey

  • 31 Evans Terminal Hillside, N.J. 07205
  • 908-355-3663

The Greater New Orleans Foundation

  • The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF)’s Disaster Response & Restoration Fund supports other community organizations actively providing relief.


The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

  • Responds to disabled people who have been impacted by natural disasters and connects them to resources on the ground. The hotline has been running throughout Hurricane Ida.

Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana 

  • Non-profit of indigenous tribes in Louisiana has provided regular storm updates for Ida on their Facebook page and set up a Relief and Recovery Fund for local tribe members.