Here are some ways you can donate to survivors of one of the worst recent climate catastrophes—Hurricane Ida—while making sure your donation gets to the people hardest hit and strengthens organizations working to empower them.
Hurricane Relief for Rise St. James. This is the organization fighting the construction of the Formosa Plastics plant in “cancer alley,” a low-income community already poisoned by industrial pollution and environmental racism.
Their area was hit hard and many of their homes are without roofs. A donation will help them build back.
Contribute online here: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=cWJvYQ
Or mail checks to:
Earth Island Institute//Rise St. James
2150 Allston Way Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704
The Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy, which works with Rise St. James and other people’s organizations fighting for justice, says:
- Donate to a community-controlled fund led by those at the frontline of recovery. We invite you to donate through the Gulf South rapid response fund at https://bit.ly/StormReliefFund.*
- If you have supplies, donations, or contributions to provide for those in need, please contact Anthony Giancatarino at email@example.com or 215-316-6926.
Common Ground Relief was established in September 2005 to provide disaster relief in the Greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina. With its origins as a community-initiated, volunteer organization that offered assistance, mutual aid and support, this work gave hope to local communities by working with them, providing for their immediate needs and emphasizes people working together to rebuild their lives in sustainable ways.
More info here.
Another Gulf Is Possible is a women-of-color led, grassroots collaborative of members from Brownsville, Texas to Pensacola, Florida. Their decades of organizing have built a strong, rooted ecosystem of relationships between a multitude of organizations, networks, communities, and alliances from the US Gulf South to the Global South. They are asking for donations to support vulnerable families and communities impacted by Hurricane Ida. Another Gulf Is Possible has two Just Recovery vehicles ready to provide mutual aid for essential needs, repairs, and supplies.
More info here.