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How to help Hurricane Dorian victims

While you may not be able to head south to help, there are still ways you can support those impacted
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People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, in Abaco, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The evacuation is slow and there is frustration for some who said they had nowhere to go after the Hurricane Dorian splintered whole neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)

MINNEAPOLIS — Hurricane Dorian is making her way up the East Coast but her destructive path has already left thousands homeless, without power, and in need of support to rebuild.

The Red Cross of Minnesota has sent 48 volunteers to help support Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. 

While you may not be able to head south to help, there are still ways you can support those impacted by the storm.


  • Donate to Medical Aid and Relief Supplies: Americares is on the ground in the Bahamas providing medical care and supplies. They are currently matching every dollar donated to Dorian assistance.
  • Donate to Support Response and Rebuild Efforts: The American Red Cross has deployed 1,600 trained volunteers from across the country, 110 emergency response vehicles, 99 tractor-trailer loads full of relief supplies and 63,000 ready-to-eat meals in the U.S. alone.
  • Donate to Help Animals: The International Fund for Animal Welfare is partnering with the Bahamas Humane society working to rescue animals and reunite families.

Other ways

  • Give Blood: According to the American Red Cross, more than 50 blood drives have been cancelled impacting the already dangerously low supply from Labor Day and the summer.
  • Foster an Animal: Local organization, Mutt Mutt Engine, is anticipating the need for foster home placements for rescues animals with organizations that take in dogs from the southeast and Bahamas such as Secondhand Hounds, No Dog Left Behind, and Ruff Start Rescue.

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