Ways To Help Communities In Need
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Ways To Help Communities In Need

For when you want to do something, but don't know how to help.

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Ways To Help Communities In Need
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Over the past few weeks, there has been an abundance of tragic events taken place inside and outside of the united states. From natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida, to the tragedy in Las Vegas, there are people all over the world that are in constant need of some help. While many people tweet out their condolences or argue politics on Facebook, there are many people who need more than 140 characters. No matter how close or how far away you are, you are in a position to help. Most people just do not get involved because they do not know how easy it is to help.

Here are five ways to help, even when you do not know what you are doing

1. Money Donations

This is the biggest way to get involved, without having to do much. Donate $5, $10, as much as you would like. Anything can make a difference to these non-profit organizations. However, if you plan to donate, make sure you do your research. A lot of people take advantage of tragedies in order to make a profit. At the bottom, I will post non-profit organizations to donate to.

2. Good Donations

You can donate food, water, and supplies if you are uncomfortable sending money. Still, research who you donate to. You want to make sure the goods go directly to those who need is most. That is very important.

3. Donate Blood

For places like Las Vegas, donating to blood banks is extremely helpful. There are communities around the United States that will accept people to help with the cause, even if they are not able to physically be in Las Vegas. If you cannot donate blood, a good way to get involved with this is to stand in line with people and hand out snacks and water for the people waiting.

4. Physically Go To The Place And Help

There are a bunch of organizations to get involved with if you cannot organize a trip yourself. Also, if you are in college, you can try to organize a trip with a community service club or through the school in general.

5. Spread The Word And Encourage Others

This step is simple enough. If you cannot get involved in any of the previous ways, you can still talk about it and spread ways to help. It helps to educate more people because they might also want to get involved, but not know how.

Non-Profit Organizations to donate to:

www.nyc.gov/Funds

– accepting donations

www.nyc.gov/PuertoRicoRelief

– List of locations to donate physical supplies

www.hispanicfederation.org/donate

- Donations

https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund

- Donations

http://www.projecthope.org/get-involved/volunteer/

- Volunteer work

https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

- Donations

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

- Donations

https://www.volunteerflorida.org/irma/

- Volunteer work

http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/emergency-preparedness-and-response/healthcare-system-preparedness/spns-healthcare/index.html

-Volunteer work


**Note: Do NOT donate to the Red Cross. They are not Non-Profit.**

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